A Meissen cup and saucer, circa 1740
Lot 67*
A Meissen cup and saucer, circa 1740
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
Lot Details
A Meissen cup and saucer, circa 1740
The cup painted with a continuous chinoiserie scene depicting figures on each side flanked by flowers above an iron-red double-line border, the saucer with three similar vignettes around the moulded stand-ring, the well of the cup with a circular chinoiserie scene and the well of the saucer with a similar scene in purple camaieu, gilt-edged rims, the gilt-edged scroll handle with shell thumbpiece, the cup: 6.1cm high; the saucer: 13.3cm diam., crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, impressed 24 to both (haircrack to handle) (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Porcelain (2010), no. 40

    Two cups and saucers of this rare form are in the Rijksmuseum, published by A.L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (2000), no. 93.
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  1. Nette Megens
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    101 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1SR
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 20 7468 8348
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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
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