For friends of fine porcelain, the September auction holds a treasure chest of selected precious objects. About 60 items from the private collection of a Hessian porcelain lover (mainly Meissen, mid-18th century), who obviously had a soft spot for floral and insect decoration, will be offered.
Meissen, um 1730
A valuable cup vase made in Meissen, circa 1730 (estimated price: 10,000-15,000 euros), is likely to cause great excitement in the auction. Colorful "Indian" floral decor, flying birds as well as scattered blossoms and insects can be made out - and the blue mark that tells connoisseurs that this beautiful piece - like all porcelains of the Meissen manufactory with the mark "AR" (Augustus Rex) in underglaze blue - was made exclusively for August the Strong (1670-1733), either to complete his private collection or to be given to princes and royal houses.
Other highlights include pieces from the famous "Brühl's Allerlei", which combines field fruits and flower bouquets on porcelain for the first time.
Colorful woodcut flowers adorn a pair of noble candlesticks from Meissen (circa 1740/1745, estimated price: 1,200-1,500 euros), which illuminate table pleasures in the finest way. And those who would like to sweeten their coffee in an animalistic way will probably warm to the sugar bowl with lid knob in the shape of a sitting hare (Meissen, circa 1730/1735, estimated price: 4,000-4,500 euros). Happy hunting - the hunting season of the September auction is open.
Happy hunting - the hunting season of the September auction is open.