A very rare Meissen tureen and cover, circa 1725-30
Lot 64
A very rare Meissen tureen and cover, circa 1728-30
£6,000 - 8,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000
Lot Details
A very rare Meissen tureen and cover, circa 1728-30
Of deep U-form applied with two flat scroll handles with female head terminals, probably modelled by J.C.L. Lücke, the cover surmounted by a finial in the form of the bust of a Turk, painted in a brilliant palette with a bird on each side perched among indianische Blumen issuing from stylised rockwork, iron-red double line borders to rims, the cover with similar flowers and insects between Böttger lustre bands with gilt scrollwork, 32.5cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (some restoration) (2)


  • Provenance:
    English Private Collection since the 1930s

    A specification of models by J.C.L. Lücke of 1728-29 includes: 'Einen Henckel in Forma einer Sirena auf einen Eyß Topf' [a handle in the form of a siren, on an ice bucket] (quoted by Rückert 1966, no. 525). Another example of this form with the same bust of a Turk as a finial, and painted in similar style in a 'Famille rose' palette, was sold by Sotheby's London, 3 June 1969, lot 22.

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  1. Nette Megens
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