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Porcelain and faience have been an important part of Koller’s auctions since its founding, reflecting the long tradition of serious ceramic collecting in Switzerland. Many important collections of porcelain and faience have been offered by Koller, including works from the Dr Siegfried Ducret collection, the Dr Paul and Ursula Müller-Frei collection, and the collection of René and Friederike Felber.

Works from Meissen, Sèvres, Strasbourg, Nymphenburg, Du Paquier, Zurich, as well as Italian Maiolica and creations from Imperial Russia are avidly sought after by a discerning buying public, sometimes attaining record prices: for example, a rare and important Meissen ‘crinoline’ group from the Müller-Frei collection sold for a record CHF 214 000. Among the other highlights in recent years are a rare Meissen candlestick modelled by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner that sold for CHF 78 000, a large Meissen figure of a great crested grebe modelled by Kändler that changed hands for CHF 144 000, and an important Meissen travel service bearing the arms of the Venetian patrician family Correr sold for CHF 114 000.

Sabine Neumaier, Head of Department for Porcelain & Faience, is available to estimate single items or entire collections for our upcoming auctions. Our Decorative Arts auctions are held in March and September. Consignments are accepted until mid-January for our March auctions, and late July for our September sales.

CURRENT AUCTION


DECORATIVE ARTS

22 September 2022

Highlights preview
• Geneva: 31 August –4 September

Preview in Zurich: 16–20 September


Catalogue



Current auctions



Decorative Arts

Auction 22. September 2022, 10.00 AM
Koller Zurich A202



online only Porcelain

Auction 27. September 2022, 02.00 PM
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Valuations / Consignments


If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Genoa, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.

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Contact


Sabine Neumaier

neumaier@kollerauctions.com
+41 44 445 63 12


Representatives


Koller Geneva

Cyril Himmer
geneva@kollerauctions.com
+41 22 311 03 85

Koller Munich

Fiona Seidler
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+49 89 22 802 766

Koller Düsseldorf

Ulrike Gruben
duesseldorf@kollerauctions.com
+49 211 30 14 36 38

Koller Italy

Luigi Pesce
italia@kollerauctions.com
+39 339 59 62 768

Koller China

Jing Li
beijing@kollerauctions.com
+86 135 2039 8057

Top results from past sales


SELECTED RESULTS Porcelain & Ceramics


COFFEE POT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION

Meissen, ca. 1723-28.
Both sides painted with chinoiserie scenes in gold cartouches. Without manufactory mark, gold number 10 on the bottom of the coffee pot.
H 20.5 cm.
COFFEE POT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION
COFFEE POT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION

CHF 21 650

RARE TEAPOT DESIGNED AS A JAPANESE BANTAM COCK

Meissen, ca. 1730. Model by J. G. Kirchner, the painting later, probably ca. 1735.
On a flat base, designed as a vine leaf with a green rim. The curved tail feathers cover an open back for pouring in the tea, which is served from the beak, in which the cock holds a blue kernel. The plumage is naturalistically staffed in dark brown, russet, and green over purple, the comb and the beak are painted red. The colorful kernels are painted in red, yellow and blue. Blue caduceus mark on the unglazed bottom.
H 15 cm, L 19 cm.
RARE TEAPOT DESIGNED AS A JAPANESE BANTAM COCK
RARE TEAPOT DESIGNED AS A JAPANESE BANTAM COCK

CHF 32 020

A RARE COFFEE- AND TEA SERVICE, PAINTED WITH "PILLEMENT" CHINOISERIES

Frankenthal, ca. 1768. Painting by C. F. Winterstein, gold decoration probably by J. Daute (1765-77 in Frankenthal).
Opulently decorated with figures and gold borders. Featuring Chinese figures in garden landscapes with pagodas, palms, and flowering shrubs, with exotic birds and insects in-between. Comprising: 12 cups and saucers, a teapot, a soucoupe, a coffee pot, a hot-water ewer. Underglaze blue CT mark with Electoral Hat and VIII, gold mark D. Incised mark I 0. (31)
H coffee pot 21.5 cm.
A RARE COFFEE- AND TEA SERVICE, PAINTED WITH "PILLEMENT" CHINOISERIES
A RARE COFFEE- AND TEA SERVICE, PAINTED WITH "PILLEMENT" CHINOISERIES

CHF 97 900

RARE BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT

Meissen, ca. 1715-20. Model by Johann Jakob Irminger (1635-1724). Paintwork by George Funcke.
Baroque shape with two identical flower applications in relief. Spout with mascaron terminal, handle with leaf terminal. Colorfully painted in enamel colors. Convex lid with flower applications, similarly painted. No mark.
H 11.8 cm, Ø 13 cm.
RARE BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT
RARE BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT

CHF 21 040

TEAPOT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION

Meissen, ca. 1723-24.
Baluster shape with curved spout and gold-accentuated mascaron. The base of the handle decorated with leaves. Painted with polychrome chinoserie scenes in the style of J.G. Höroldt on both sides, and decorated with flying insects and flowers. Underglaze blue sword mark and K.P.M. (Royal Porcelain Manufactory). Gilder's Nos. 92.
H 10.7 cm, Ø 16 cm.
TEAPOT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION
TEAPOT WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION

CHF 17 380

BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT WITH RELIEF DECORATION

Meissen, ca. 1715-20. The gilding, probably by George Funcke.
Decorated with birds seated on branches in relief and with gold tendrils painted with blossoms. The shoulder, handle and spout accentuated with gold border. The lid with correspondingly decorated peonies in relief and decorated with gold. Gilt edges and spout. No mark.
H 12.8 cm, Ø 16 cm.
BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT WITH RELIEF DECORATION
BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEAPOT WITH RELIEF DECORATION

CHF 19 820

RARE LARGE PLATTER WITH "WARSAW" BROCADE DECORATION

Meissen, ca. 1740-45.
Octagonal. Painted in the Japanese Imari style, imitating woven and embroidered fabric patterns in blue, red, green, gold and luster. Underglaze blue sword mark, blue painter's mark K and three dots, impressed potter's and former's mark 20.
Ø 50 cm.
RARE LARGE PLATTER WITH "WARSAW" BROCADE DECORATION
RARE LARGE PLATTER WITH "WARSAW" BROCADE DECORATION

CHF 24 700

PAIR OF FIGURES WITH A HORSE AND A GROOM

Meissen, ca. 1750. Models by Johann Joachim Kändler.
Both figures wearing a kaftan and a turban. Underglaze blue sword marks.
H 23.5 cm and 26 cm.
PAIR OF  FIGURES WITH A HORSE AND A GROOM
PAIR OF FIGURES WITH A HORSE AND A GROOM

CHF 30 800

A BÖTTGER STONEWARE CYLINDRICAL TANKARD

Meissen, c. 1710-13.
Red stoneware with darkish horizontal veins. Wheel-polished. Of cylindrical form with moulded, domed cover and moulded, grooved foot band. The strap handle with side grooves and with ground depression at the base. The upper area of the interior polished. With silver-gilt mount and ball thumb-piece.
H 22.5 cm.
A BÖTTGER STONEWARE CYLINDRICAL TANKARD
A BÖTTGER STONEWARE CYLINDRICAL TANKARD

CHF 23 480

A BÖTTGER STONEWARE PILGRIM FLASK

Meissen, c. 1711. Relief decoration by Johann Jacob Irminger (1633-1724).
Derived from a chased silver form, with "Pallas” head female masks, each with foliate headdress and supported on a leaf console. The lower section moulded in relief with a lambrequin band above a waisted and gadrooned oval foot.
H 15.2 cm (17.5 cm).
A BÖTTGER STONEWARE PILGRIM FLASK
A BÖTTGER STONEWARE PILGRIM FLASK

CHF 66 180