A Meissen teabowl and saucer circa 1728-1730
Lot 46*
A Meissen lobed teabowl and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1728-30
£5,000 - 7,000
US$ 8,400 - 12,000
Lot Details
A Meissen lobed teabowl and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1728-30
Each painted in Kakiemon style with a seated boy holding a fan facing another figure standing with a flower-vase on his back and two birds overhead, the beaker: 6.8cm high; the saucer: 15.5cm diam., impressed Former's mark to beaker, marks and inventory numbers erased on both (2)

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  • Provenance:
    The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden;
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 10 December 1974, lot 123;
    Private Collection, Germany, sold by Sotheby's London, 24 November 1998, lot 26

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 160

    The shape and decoration of all these Kakiemon type objects, including the present one, are faithfully copied from a Japanese Kakiemon original. (den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, 2000, p. 251).

    Closely related cups and saucers are in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, 2000, nos. 180, 182), Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Porzellansammlung (Pietsch, Meissener Porzellane und seine Ostasiatischen Vorbilder, 1996, no. 26, Johanneumnummer 362), Hoffmeister Collection Hamburg, until 2009, teabowl, (Hoffmeister Collection Catalogue 1999, vol. I, no. 41).
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