An important set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, circa 1725-30

THREE GOLD MOUNTED DU PAQUIER PORCELAIN FLASKS IN A JAPANESE LACQUER BOX
Sold for £146,500, Fine European Ceramics London, 17 June 2015

Art Market Review

Issue 11, January - July 2015

Page 36

An important set of three gold-mounted Du Paquier porcelain flasks and an agate cup in a Japanese lacquer box, circa 1725-30

THREE GOLD MOUNTED DU PAQUIER PORCELAIN FLASKS IN A JAPANESE LACQUER BOX
Sold for £146,500, Fine European Ceramics London, 17 June 2015

Art Market Review

Issue 11, January - July 2015

Page 36

This rare survival from the age of splendor at the Holy Roman Imperial Court holds three porcelain tea flasks, and was designed to be used at tea picnics, a Japanese fashion which spread to Europe in the 17th century. They are very early examples of Du Paquier porcelain – the manufactory established in Vienna in 1719 and patronized by the Imperial Court. At the time, porcelain was considered so precious that it was mounted with the finest filigree gold, probably by the court goldsmiths in Vienna. The box also contains a beautiful, faceted agate cup with similar gold mounts, and an inscription that speaks of a magnificent Imperial provenance: "De la cassette de thé/de l'Impératrice/Marie-Thérèse" (From the tea casket of the Empress Maria Theresa).

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