A Meissen octagonal yellow-ground cup and saucer circa 1740
Lot 53*
A Meissen octagonal yellow-ground cup and saucer, circa 1740
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal yellow-ground cup and saucer, circa 1740
The saucer painted with a hawk flying behind a flower issuing from stylised rockwork and other indianische Blumen, the cup reserved with two similar quatrelobe panels, brown-edged rims, the cup: 5.2cm high; the saucer: 11.7cm across, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised // inside footrim of saucer (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property from the collection of Alice and Murray Braunfeld, sold Sotheby's New York, 21 May 2004, lot 194

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 151

    A similar cup and saucer in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, is illustrated by Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan 1710-1810 (1966), no. 370. The coffee pot from the service is in the Hans Syz Collection (Hans Syz et al., Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection (1979), no. 113). Two more cups and saucers of this rare type were sold by Galerie Jürg Stuker, Bern, 19 November 2009, lots 3017 and 3018.
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