A Meissen purple-ground cup and saucer circa 1738
Lot 56*
A Meissen purple-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 2,940) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen purple-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735
Painted in Kakiemon style with the 'Double Quail' pattern depicting two quail flanked by flowering plants, within a shaped quatrefoil reserve on the cup, brown-edged rims, the cup: 6.7cm high; the saucer: 11.9cm diam., crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised // inside footrim of cup and impressed Former's mark ** for Christian Meynert to saucer (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 165

    A cup and saucer with a highly similar decoration is in the Ernst Schneider Collection, Lustheim (Renate Eikelmann, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, die Stiftung Ernst SChneider in Schloss Lustheim, 2004, ill. 59.)

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there is a hairline crack to the lower terminal of the handle, with an associated shallow chip. Please refer to the department for a full condition report.
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