An early Meissen porcelain ecuelle and saucer

An early Meissen porcelain ecuelle and saucer

Tapering bowl with angular handles, the domed lid with a coral-form finial. Decorated to the bowl and saucer with finely painted Chinoiserie scenes in large gilt lace cartouches with feather trim and purple lustre. Three corresponding smaller fields to the lid. Both pieces with gilt mark Z. Unusual vermeil mountings with engraved prongs holding the lid, and a holder for the bowl with perfectly preserved gilding. Maker’s mark of Johann Philipp I Schuch (active 1687 - 1733, Seling no. 1829) and Augsburg hallmarks of 1724 – 28 (Seling no. 1590). Wear to the gilding. H tureen 11 cm, D saucer D 15.7 cm.
Decor attributed to Johann Gregorius Hoeroldt, before 1728.


Private collection, South Germany.


Cf. Seling, Die Kunst der Augsburger Goldschmiede 1529 - 1868, Munich 1980, no. 961.
Two identical tureens with early decor by Hoeroldt in the Collection of the Bavarian National Museum (Rückert, Munich 1966, no. 130 f).
The design for the scene of the Chinese man painting an oval canvas in the Schultz-Codex, pages 2 and 74, this scene also depicted on the lid of an Olio tureen in the Staatliches Museum Schwerin (cat. Exotische Welten, Leipzig-Munich 2010, no. 74 c).

Lot 1437 Dα

12.000 € - 16.000 €

14.880 €