A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal sugar box and cover, circa 1710-13
Lot 3
A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal sugar box and cover, circa 1710-13
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal sugar box and cover, circa 1710-13
A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal sugar box and cover, circa 1710-13
The exterior polished, the cover moulded with an unpolished stiff-leaf border, 11.2cm across; 7.5cm high (small rim section restuck) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dr. Marcel Nyffeler Collection, Zürich, sold by Christie's London, 9 June 1986, lot 198

    Exhibited:
    Zürich, Kunsthaus, Schönheit des 18. Jahrhunderts, 10 September-6 November 1955, cat. no. P207

    The form is listed in the 1711 inventory of the Meissen manufactory; a closely similar polished sugar box in the Dresden porcelain collection, together with a Plaue stoneware example of the same form, are published in Johann Friedrich Böttger zum 300. Geburtstag (1982), pl. I/65. Another polished example is in the Ludwig Collection, Bamberg, R. Hanemann (pub.), Goldchinesen und Indianische Blumen (2010), no. 13, where the model is attributed to Johann Jacob Irminger.
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