A Meissen snail pot and cover, circa 1747
Lot 81*
A Meissen snail pot and cover, circa 1747
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,300 - 5,000
Lot Details
A Meissen snail pot and cover, circa 1747
Modelled by J.J. Kaendler, the shell and cover painted with scattered flowers and surmounted by a flower finial, the base moulded with leaves and shaded in green, 11.5cm long, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (very minor restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Giampaolo Lukacs Collection, Rome, sold by Sotheby's Milan, 18 April 2007, lot 113

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 143

    Kaendler's work records (Arbeitsberichte) for April 1747 record: 'Etliche Schnecken Häußlein Zu Schnecken Töpffgen Poußiret [moulded several snail shells for the snail pots] (Die Arbeitsberichte des Meissener Porzellanmodelleurs Johann Joachim Kaendler 1706-1775 (2002), p. 118).
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