Vienna porcelain tea bowl and saucer from the 1720s painted en camaieu by Ignaz Preissler – €21,000 (£19,000) at Lempertz.

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The Polish decorator is considered a master of the hausmaler schwarzlot technique.

Working in a workshop in Breslau, he decorated porcelain blanks from both the Vienna Du Paquier and the Meissen factories, typically adapting printed sources for inspiration.

Here the tea bowl decorated with a stag hunt follows an engraving by Aegidius Sadeler II (1570-1629) while the scene to the saucer, Diana discovering the pregnancy of Callisto, copies an engraving by Pieter Jansz Saenredam from 1599.

They came for sale at Lempertz (25% buyer’s premium) in Cologne on May 20 as part of the collection of hausmaler porcelain formed by the art historian Dr Annedore Müller-Hofstede who died in 2017. The pair was previously owned by the porcelain collector Paquita Kowalski-Tannert (1890-1970).

Estimated at €8000-10,000, it took €21,000 (£19,000) from a German collector.