A Meissen octagonal green-ground cup and saucer circa 1735-1740
Lot 52*
A Meissen octagonal green-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735-40
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,000
Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal green-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735-40
The saucer painted in Kakiemon style with a view of an Oriental garden within concentric circles and scattered wheatsheaves and indianische Blumen, the cup reserved with a shaped panel painted with flowering bamboo, brown-edged rims, the cup: 6cm high; the saucer: 11.8cm across, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised // inside both footrims (ground colour misfired) (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 149

    A similarly decorated two-handled cup and saucer and a tea canister are in the Wark Collection (U. Pietsch, Early Meissen Porcelain (2011), nos. 235-237). A cup from the same service in the Wark Collection is illustrated by Pietsch (2011), no. 307.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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