A Meissen jug and cover with sculptural spout and finial circa 1740
Lot 68*
A rare Meissen jug and cover, circa 1740
Sold for £16,250 (US$ 27,184) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Meissen jug and cover, circa 1740
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, of baluster form with a spout in the form of gentleman's head, the gilt-edged, pierced scrollwork handle surmounted by a female bust wearing a hat and feathers, painted with an insect perched on a spray of flowers tied with a ribbon, the reverse with a landscape vignette with two further insects, gilt-edged basketwork rims, the cover with a pinecone finial coloured in red and yellow, 15.8cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed 11 inside footrim (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Galerie Jürg Stuker, Bern, 9-22 November 1966, lot 2

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 153

    J.J. Kaendler modelled the pierced handle and spout for the coffee pot of the service in April 1738 (Die Arbeitsberichte der Meissener Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler, 1706-1775 (2002), p. 53). A tea and coffee service of this type, decorated with insects and with flower-branch finials, was in the collections of the Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden (sold Sotheby's Baden-Baden, 7 October 1995, lot 1296).
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