A Meissen bowl with a Johanneum mark (restored)
Lot 85
A Meissen lobed turquoise-ground bowl from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Sold for £4,500 (US$ 7,353) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen lobed turquoise-ground bowl from the Japanese Palace, circa 1730
Reserved with four panels painted with alternate scenes of flowering prunus flowers and a butterfly above a beetle flanked by flowers, gilt borders, the inside painted in Kakiemon style with a landscape vignette with flowers in the centre and flower sprigs around the inside, 26.5cm across, crossed swords mark in blue, incised inventory number N=474-/ W (restored)

Footnotes

  • The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace records: 'Drey Stück detto [...gemuschelte SpühlNäpfe mit Celdon couleur glassuret, auswendig mit Schildern und vergoldten Rändgen, worein Vögel und Blumen gemahlt] etwas kleiner, 4½ Zoll hoch, 10¾. Zoll in Diam: No. 474' [three similar pieces (lobed rinsing bowls glazed with a celdaon colour, the outside with shield and gilt rims in which birds and flowers are painted), somewhat smaller...]; quoted by Claus Boltz, Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770 und Turmzimmer-Inventar 1769, in Keramos 153 (1996), p. 62 (see ills. 30-34 for a similar bowl in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum). Four similar bowls are also listed in the 1769 inventory of the Turmzimmer in the Dresden Residence (ibid.).
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