A very rare Meissen circular dish circa 1735
Lot 46
A very rare Meissen circular dish circa 1735
Sold for £66,000 (US$ 105,933) inc. premium

Lot Details
A very rare Meissen circular dish
circa 1735
The well painted with an elaborate chinoiserie scene depicting figures seated around a table, flanked by a kneeling figure, a child holding a torch and flowers in pots, all on a gilt scrollwork pedestal with seeded, trellis and striped panels filled with Böttger lustre, reserved with a purple monochrome harbour vignette, and edged with foliate scrollwork edged in brown, the edge of the well with a striped gilt sawtooth border, the rim with two large and two small panels depicting Kauffahrtei scenes of merchants and their wares by a quayside, each within an elaborate gilt scrollwork cartouche filled with Böttger lustre, joined by iron-red scrollwork and a trellis panel reserved with an oval purple chinoiserie medallion, the reverse with three trailing branches of indianische Blumen, 23cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised x inside footrim

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Baron Erich von Goldschmidt-Rothschild Collection, Berlin, sold by Hermann Ball & Paul Graupe, Berlin, 23-25 March 1931, lot 587;
    The Property of a European Nobleman, dec'd., Sotheby's London, 29 June 1982, lot 97;
    Acquired in the above sale

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 65

    Exhibited:
    Zürich, Kunsthaus, Schönheit des 18. Jahrhunderts; Malerei, Plastik, Porzellan und Zeichnung, September-October 1955;
    Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, 1999-2009

    A closely similar circular stand with its tureen and cover - probably originally the pair to the present lot - is in the Museo Duca di Martina in the Villa Floridiana in Naples (published by Paola Giusti, Il Museo Duca di Martina di Napoli (1994), p.113).
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