A Meissen octagonal purple-ground cup and saucer circa 1735
Lot 59*
A Meissen octagonal purple-ground chocolate cup and saucer, circa 1735
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A Meissen octagonal purple-ground chocolate cup and saucer, circa 1735
The saucer painted with a river scene within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche edged with purple foliate scrollwork and trellis panels and surmounted by a seated chinoiserie figure, the cup reserved with a similar, gilt-edged scene on either side, gilt scroll handle, gilt strap and scrollwork borders to the rims, the cup: 7.9cm high; the saucer: 13.7cm across, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, gilt numeral 6. to both, incised // inside footrims (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 8 December 2003, lot 125 (part)

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 97
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  1. Nette Megens
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
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