A Meissen butter dish circa 1740
Lot 51*
A rare Meissen oval butter dish and cover, circa 1740
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Lot Details
A rare Meissen oval butter dish and cover, circa 1740
With pierced lug handles and moulded gilt bindings, painted in Kakiemon style with scattered indianische Blumen, the cover with a phoenix in flight and another perched on banded hedges issuing flowers, applied with a gilt-edged elongated scrolling handle, 13.5cm across, traces of crossed swords mark in blue, impressed 46 (small rim section of cover restuck, one lug restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 162

    A closely similar butter dish is in the David Collection, Copenhagen (Erik Lassen, Davids Samling Meissen Porcelaen (1985), no. 64.
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  1. Nette Megens
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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