A Meissen gold ground cup and stand (cup restored)
Lot 132
A rare Meissen gold-ground two-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1735
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,121) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare Meissen gold-ground two-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1735
Each covered in a burnished gilt ground reserved with flowering branches of indianische Blumen, the rims with borders of demi-flowerheads, the well of the saucer with a circular reserve painted with further indianische Blumen within a scrollwork border incised in the gilt ground, the beaker: 6.7cm high, the saucer:13cm diam., crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue (tight filled chip to the rim of the back of the saucer) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of the Head of a European Royal House (King Umberto II of Italy), sold Christie's Geneva, 7 June 1968, lot 38 (part);
    Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, Riehen;
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 30 April 1975, lot 153;
    Anon. sale, Christie's Geneva, 16 November 1992

    Another double-handled beaker and saucer of the same service is illustrated in Hoffmeister 1999, II, no. 292, and was sold in these rooms, The Hoffmeister Collection of Meissen Porcelain Part Two, 26 May 2010 lot 93.

    Two more beakers and saucers of this type are in the Pauls-Eisenbeiss Collection, Historisches Museum, Basel, and another is in the Ludwig Collection (Hennig 1995, no. 159).
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