16th-Century Meissen Chinoiserie Porcelain by Christian Friedrich Heroldt Available at Freeman’sDec 09, 2022 11:00 EST
After many experiments, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus created the first European hard-paste chinoiserie porcelain with Meissen in 1708. After his passing, the porcelain legacy was continued by Johann Friedrich Böttger and Augustus the Strong. These museum-worthy collections made in the small town of Meissen in Germany are coming to The Art of Gathering Auction, presented by Freeman’s. Among the key lots is a Meissen chinoiserie porcelain tea and coffee service made in 1735. It is painted in the manner of Christian Friedrich Heroldt with figures at various pursuits. The set has a coffeepot, teapot, covered sugar, creamer, tea caddy, octagonal plate, waste bowl, six tea cups, and nine saucers.
Apart from tableware, a notable lot in the event is a Sarouk carpet from 1920. Persian rugs, especially Sarouk rugs, were heavily influenced by American and European tastes around the turn of the 20th century. A rare sterling silver spice container by Zelig Segal will also be offered in the sale. Signed and dated “Z. Segal 1994” and marked “925,” this piece stands out due to its sculptural oddity. A similar spice container by Segal is in the collection of the Jewish Museum in New York. Find the listed items and more on Freeman’s and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts, Furniture (108)
# of Lots:108
Price Range:$600 - $25,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Meissen chinoiserie porcelain tea and coffee service, circa 1735|| Estimate: |
|A Sarouk carpet, circa 1920|| Estimate: |
|Zelig Segal (Israeli, 1933-2015)|| Estimate: |
|A Chippendale carved mahogany chest of drawers Philadelphia, PA, circa 1770|| Estimate: |
|A German gilt and patinated bronze|| Estimate: |
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