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Pair of hexagonal vases decorated in the Chinese manner by Loewenfinck; mounted as perfume burners, made for Augustus the Strong; figures in pale blue, iron red costumes with pale green baskets, color repeated on leaf, and berries distinguishing panels. Mounts in ciselé bronze dore, four...

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Marks

Porcelain: monogram AR in script in underglaze blue. Mount: stamped with crowned C four times.

Provenance

Armand Wittekind, Geneva; about 1948/1949, sold by Wittekind to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; January 5, 1949, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German (mounts probably French), about 1730–35, gilt–bronze mounts, about 1745–49

Dimensions

Overall: 33 x 26.8 x 17.5 cm (13 x 10 9/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2096a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration; gilt-bronze mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain