A rare Meissen lobed teabowl and saucer from the Japanese Palace circa 1730
Lot 30
A rare Meissen fluted beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace circa 1730
Sold for £14,400 (US$ 23,112) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Meissen fluted beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace
circa 1730
Each painted in Famille verte style with two Chinese figures of a man and woman and large flower sprigs, the saucer: 11.3cm diam.; the beaker: 5.6cm high, crossed swords marks in blue enamel, incised Japanese Palace inventory numbers N=363/ W to both, incised // to both (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;
    The Property of a Danish Lady, Christie's London, 1 March 1993, lot 181 (the saucer - part lot);
    The Herbert Wolfe Collection, Bonhams London, 17 June 1998, lot 49 (the beaker);
    Acquired in the above sales

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 42

    Exhibited:
    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1999-2009

    The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace records: 'Eilf Stück detto [gemuschlete Koppchen bemalt mit Pagoden], 3 1/4. Zoll hoch und in Diam: nebst Eilf detto Unterschaalen, 1. Zoll tief, 4 3/4. Zoll in Diam: No. 363. einige def.' {eleven ditto [lobed teabowls painted with Pagodas] 3 1/4 zoll high and in diam: along with eleven ditto saucers, 1 zoll deep, 4 3/4 zoll diam: No. 363 some defect) (quoted by Boltz 1996, p. 58).

    The form of this teabowl and saucer is copied from Japanese porcelain and the decoration is derived from Chinese and Japanese sources: the amorous couple, for example, derive from early 17th century Chinese paintings and prints that in turn recall love stories popular in both Chinese and Japanese literature (Impey / Jörg / Mason 2009, p. 145). A similar example in the Macdonald Collection, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, is illustrated by Impey / Jörg / Mason 2009, fig. 99. A Chinese Kangxi lobed teabowl and saucer from the Japanese Palace (with inventory number N=61) decorated with the same motifs, albeit differently arranged on the saucer, may have served as the model for this decoration (illustrated by Pietsch 1996, no. 27).
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