An octagonal green ground cup and saucer circa 1735
Lot 58*
A Meissen octagonal green-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735-40
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal green-ground cup and saucer, circa 1735-40
The saucer painted with a river scene with a boat moored by a tower, within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche edged with purple foliate scrollwork, the cup reserved on each side with a shaped quatrelobe panel depicting figures in a landscape and an estuary scene, a similar vignette within iron-red concentric circles in the well, gilt strap and scrollwork borders to the rims, the cup: 5cm high; the saucer: 11.2cm across, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, gilt numeral 20. to both (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of Monsieur le Vicomte de Noailles, sold by Sotheby's London, 10 March 1970, lot 117 (part)

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 112

    The coffee pot from the same service was sold by Sotheby's New York, 10-11 November 2006, lot 323, from the collection of Hanns and Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8384
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8252