A very rare Meissen lobed saucer circa 1730
Lot 30
A very rare Meissen lobed saucer circa 1730
Sold for £6,600 (US$ 11,093) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare Meissen lobed saucer
circa 1730
Painted in Famille verte style with two Chinese figures of a man and a woman within an iron-red circle in the centre and three flowering branches, gilt-edged rim, 15.9cm diam., crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, incised // inside footrim

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Acquired in 1984

    Literature:
    Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 43

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

    After a Chinese, Kangxi (1662-1722), original from the collection of Augustus the Strong, of which one, together with its teabowl and marked with the Japanese Palace inventory number N=61, is illustrated by Pietsch 1996, no. 27. The amorous couple is derived 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 smaller lobed beaker and saucer with related decoration in the Hoffmeister Collection (Hoffmeister 1999, I, no. 42) was sold in these Rooms, 26 May 2010, lot 30.
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