A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723
Lot 11*
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 50,000
Lot Details
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723
Each painted with a chinoiserie scene within a quatrelobe gilt scrollwork cartouche with Böttger lustre edged with rich iron-red foliate and strapwork decoration, the teabowl depicting a gentleman and a lady with a fan, indianische Blumen and insects to the reverse, the saucer with an exotic figure seated at a table with his servant in the background, gilt scrollwork borders to the rims, three concentric iron-red circles to reverse of saucer, the teabowl: 4.5 cm high; the saucer: 12.5 cm diam., incised // inside footrim of saucer and / to teabowl (2)

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  • Provenance:
    William W. Blackburn Collection, New York (by 1957)

    Literature:
    W.W. Blackburn, The length of J.G. Herold's career as an artist, and other notes. Mitteilungsblatt der Keramikfreunde der Schweiz (39, July 1957), fig. 40 (the saucer);
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 11

    The scene on the saucer is based upon an engraving by Martin Engelbrecht, Nobilissimus Dominus Kiakouli in Villa sua, from the series Habitus et mores Sinsnsium, published in Augsburg in 1719 (illustrated by Blackburn, op. cit., ill. 55, and M. Cassidy-Geiger, Graphic Sources for Meissen Porcelain: Origins of the Print Collection in the Meissen Archives, Metropolitan Museum Journal 31 (1996), fig. 10). A tankard painted with a scene after the same engraving in the Warda Stevens Stout Collection is illustrated by Blackburn, op. cit., ill. 57, and in Exotische Welten (2010), cat. no. 28a. A sketch of the same scene is in the Schulz Codex, pl. 28.
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