A Meissen beaker and saucer circa 1725
Lot 41
A Meissen beaker and saucer circa 1725
Sold for £7,200 (US$ 12,114) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen beaker and saucer
circa 1725
Painted with early European landscape scenes, the beaker with three figures by an arch with a ship in the background, on the reverse an estuary scene with a figure in a boat and a ship in the distance, the saucer with a Kauffahrtei scene of a merchant with two plumed pack horses by a quayside, each within a quatrelobe gilt scrollwork cartouche filled with Böttger lustre and embellished with iron-red foliate scrollwork, the rims with gilt C-scroll borders, the saucer with three concentric iron-red circles on the reverse, the saucer: 12.7cm diam., the beaker: 7.8cm high, gilt numeral 17. to both, incised / inside footrim of saucer (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired in 1990

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 69

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

    Five more beakers and saucers from the same service were sold by Christie's London, 13 March 1989, lots 186-187; and 14th May 1990, lots 71-72.
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