A rare Meissen shallow bowl, 18th century
Lot 94
A rare Meissen shallow bowl, 18th century
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,252) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Meissen shallow bowl, 18th century
Painted in underglaze-blue, enamels and gilding with a bird perched on rockwork flanked by flowering indianische Blumen within concentric lines around the well, the rim with indianische Blumen issuing from rockwork, the reverse with an underglaze-blue band of stylised scrolling foliage, 23.7cm diam, crossed swords mark with asterisk and painter's mark (?) in underglaze-blue, impressed 2, painter's numeral 26 in iron-red

Footnotes

  • A similarly decorated large dish is in the Arnhold Collection, New York (Cassidy-Geiger 2008, no. 223). The author notes that the decoration is based on a Japanese dish, one of 804 Asian ceramics left to Augustus the Strong in 1722 by a member of his court, Daniel Friedrich Raschke, who acted as his agent in Holland.
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