A Meissen porcelain tureen with views of the Utrechter Vecht

A Meissen porcelain tureen with views of the Utrechter Vecht

With later gilt bronze mountings. An oval tureen with rocaille form handles and vegetable reliefs. With original lid, the finial of which formed as a female putto with a cornucopia. Decorated throughout with finely painted views of the Vecht in Utrecht after contemporary prints by artists including Daniel Stoopendaal in golden brown rocaille surrounds. The rims decorated with floral swags suspended from blue ribbons. Blue crossed swords mark with star and curved guards, I in blue. The putto restored. H ca. 26, W 30.7, H with bronze base 29.5 cm.
Ca. 1774.

This tureen belongs to an extensive service of which the circumstances of its commission have yet to be ascertained. It is thought to have been commissioned alongside a dinner service ordered in 1774 for the Dutch Stadtholder Wilhem V of Orange which was decorated with similar views of the provinces of the Netherlands. This service may even have been ordered by the same patron.


Cf. a second tureen from the Levandusky collection in Seattle (pub. in: Bodinek, Raffinesse im Akkord, Meissener Porzellanmalerei und ihre grafischen Vorlagen, vol. 2, Petersberg 2018, p. 408, illus. of the print upon which the motif is based and a detail view of the tureen).
Cf. a dish in: bei den Blaauwen, Het Meissen servies van Stadhouder Willem V, Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn 1993, p 33, illus. 31. Cf. a platter in: Unterberg, Blütenlese, Meißener Porzellan aus der Sammlung Tono Dreßen, Berlin-Munich 2018, illus. 124.
A total of 42 items from this service were sold under lot 274 in an auction of Frederik Muller & Co. in Amsterdam from 14th - 17th October 1941.

Lot 749 Dα

6.000 € - 8.000 €

7.440 €