A Meissen coffee pot and cover, circa 1735
Lot 30*
A Meissen coffee pot and cover, circa 1735
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,285) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Meissen coffee pot and cover, circa 1735
Decorated with a large chinoiserie scene on each side within a gilt scrollwork cartouche filled with Böttger lustre and embellished with iron-red scrollwork, swags and trellis panels, depicting on one side, five figures seated around a table, the reverse with four figures watching a monkey holding a bird, further painted with sprigs of indianische Blumen below a gilt foliate scrollwork border around the rim, the cover with three chinoiserie vignettes and a burnished gilt rim and finial, 20cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue to coffee pot, gilt numeral 12. to both, incised x (for J.C. Pietzsch or J.D. Rehschuh) to coffee pot (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's Zürich, 1 June 1994, lot 98;
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 15 October 1996, lot 463

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 43

    Details from the chinoiserie scenes on the coffee pot were taken from the Schulz Codex, plate 37.
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
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