A Meissen teabowl and saucer circa 1724
Lot 21*
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1724
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 14,000
Lot Details
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1724
Each painted with a European landscape scene, probably by Johann Gottfried Mehlhorn, within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche embellished with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red foliate scrolls, the saucer depicting a distant town across fields and a river, the teabowl with two figures by a river and farmhouse, the reverse and the well with indianische Blumen, gilt scroll and strapwork borders to the rims, the teabowl: 4.4cm high; the saucer: 12.5cm diam., gilt numeral 46. to both, incised / inside footrim of teabowl and x to saucer (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 17 June 1975, lot 99 (part)

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 100

    The teapot, coffee pot, tea canister, sugar bowl and three pairs of teabowls and saucers from the service were sold by Sotheby's London, 17 June 1975, lots 94-101. See R. Rückert, Biographische Daten der Meißener Manufakturisten des 18. Jahrhunderts (1990), pp. 176ff., for a discussion of Mehlhorn and his father and brother.
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