A Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Lot 21
A Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,454) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Painted in Kakiemon style with the 'Double Quail' pattern, brown-edged rims, the beaker: 6cm high; the saucer: 13.3cm wide, crossed swords marks in blue enamel to both, impressed Dreher's mark .. for Johann Martin Kittel inside footrim of beaker, incised Japanese Palace number N=345-/ W to both (2)

Footnotes

  • The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace records: 'Zwey und Sechzig Stück detto [8.eckichte Coffeé-Tassen], mit 2. Henckeln und kleinen bunten Blümgen, und Rebhünern gemahlt, 2¼. Zoll tief, 3¼. Zoll in Diam: [...] und Zwey und Sechzig Stück dazugehörige Unterschaalen, 1¼. Zoll tief, 5½. Zoll in Diam: [...] No. 345' [sixty-two ditto (octagonal coffee cups) with two handles and painted with small coloured flowers and quail [...] and sixty-two matching saucers...]; quoted by Claus Boltz, Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770, in Keramos 153 (1996), P. 57.
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