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Meissen sake flask, painted in Kakiemon style

Meissen 1729/31
19.8 cm high; slight traces of a removed swords mark in enamel blue on the unglazed bottom (Hoym/Lemaire)

Description


The sake flask is an exact copy of the shape and decoration of a square Kakiemon "Aufsatz-Bouteille" (about 1670–1690) from the Royal collection in the Japanese Palace, which was created in Meissen by order of the Parisian merchant Rudolphe Lemaire.

For the Japanese original from the Edo period see for example: Sotheby's 05.11.2019 No. 98

Two Meissen sake bottles identical in shape and decoration are in the Ernst Schneider Collection (Weber 2013 vol. II p. 112). Here, too, all four sides are painted with the same Kakiemon flowers as on the Japanese model: chrysanthemums and plum blossoms.

Literature


Weber, Julia: Meißener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, Band II. München 2013

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Meissen Sakeflasche, bemalt im Kakiemonstil
Meissen Sakeflasche, bemalt im Kakiemonstil
Meissen Sakeflasche, bemalt im Kakiemonstil
  • Description

    The sake flask is an exact copy of the shape and decoration of a square Kakiemon "Aufsatz-Bouteille" (about 1670–1690) from the Royal collection in the Japanese Palace, which was created in Meissen by order of the Parisian merchant Rudolphe Lemaire.

    For the Japanese original from the Edo period see for example: Sotheby's 05.11.2019 No. 98

    Two Meissen sake bottles identical in shape and decoration are in the Ernst Schneider Collection (Weber 2013 vol. II p. 112). Here, too, all four sides are painted with the same Kakiemon flowers as on the Japanese model: chrysanthemums and plum blossoms.

  • Literature

    Weber, Julia: Meißener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, Band II. München 2013

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