A rare Meissen bourdalou, circa 1724
Each side decorated with a superbly painted chinoiserie scene within a quatrelobe gilt scrollwork cartouche embellished with iron-red and purple foliate scrollwork, depicting on one side, an amorous couple in a tent observed by other figures with children and animals to one side, the reverse with ladies bathing by a pavillion accompanied by other figures and animals, each end and the handle with sprays of indianische Blumen, the interior with a similar cartouche depicting a monkey washing the feet of a seated figure, elaborate gilt scroll and strapwork borders to inside and outside rims, 22.5cm long (haircrack, gilding worn)
£50,000 - 60,000
58,000 - 70,000
US$ 75,000 - 90,000
- Please note that this lot has been withdrawn. We hope to offer it in the sale of Part II of the Marouf Collection in 2013.
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