An extremely rare Meissen tureen, cover and stand, circa 1730-35
Lot 86
An extremely rare Meissen oval tureen, cover and stand, circa 1730-35
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,262) inc. premium
Lot Details
An extremely rare Meissen oval tureen, cover and stand, circa 1730-35
Painted in a famille verte palette with three geese flanked by flowering plants and stylised rockwork, and another in flight overhead, with three sprigs of indianische Blumen to the rim, the finial striped in purple and red, the stand: 37.3cm across, crossed swords marks in blue and underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark (rim chip to stand) (3)


  • Provenance:
    The Busca Collection, Villa Serbelloni, Como, acquired in the 18th or early 19th century,
    By descent to the present owners

    This pattern appears to be unrecorded in the literature, though the birds are based on a Chinese Kangxi dish in famille verte style in the Dresden porcelain collection (see illustration), while the palette is closer to Japanese Kakiemon porcelain. A single plate, presumably from the same service, was sold from a private collection by Sotheby's London, 24 November 1998, lot 45, and again at Lempertz Cologne, 15-16 November 2001, lot 64. A variation of the pattern can be found on a waste bowl in the Wark Collection, see The Wark Collection Early Meissen Porcelain (1984), no. 449 and U. Pietsch, Early Meissen Porcelain: the Wark Collection (2011) no. 243, and on a tea canister and cover and a teapot and cover, probably from the same service, in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, M. Shono, Japnisches Aritaporzellan im sogennanten 'Kakiemonstil' als Vorbild für die Meißener Porzellanmanufaktur (1973), ill. 39. A similar variation can be found on a ribbed bowl with turquoise-ground panels in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg, published by Claus Boltz, Japanisches Palais-Inventar 1770.., in Keramos 153 (1996), ills. 30-34.
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