Vienna (du Paquier) Porcelain Armorial Two-Handled Bowl and Cover
Circa 1735-40, the decoration attributed to J. Helchis
The footed bowl flanked by gilt-heightened S-scroll handles, the domed cover with a stepped bud finial, finely painted in colors with an accolée armorial supported by a displaying double-headed eagle, crested by a coronet and a crown, the obverse painted in puce and purpur-Malerei with a schloss and subsidiary buildings beside a river landscape and a distant alpine vineyard, the domed cover with four elaborate chinoiserie panels painted with Chinese figures at various pursuits, alternating with gilt trellis cartouches and Laub-und-Bandelwerk, edged by a gilt band and an iron-red zig-zag line, the interior bowl with a central flowerhead, the cover with three half blossoms.
Height 5 3/4 inches, width overall 8 1/4 inches.
Collection of Leopold R. Gellert.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 14 May 1970, lot 249.
A signed tureen, by Jakob Helchis, with similar architectural and landscape decoration is illustrated in Wiener Porzellan 1718-1864, no. 49, p. 57 and in the collection of Österreichischen Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Wien, accession no. KE 6954-1. For a bowl and cover of the same form, see Christie's, Paris, 15 May 2003, lot 306.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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