A rare Meissen beaker, circa 1721-22
Lot 10*
A rare Meissen beaker, circa 1721-22
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,543) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Meissen beaker, circa 1721-22
Painted on one side with a chinoiserie scene depicting a seated figure turning a wheel within a gilt-edged quatrelobe cartouche enclosing Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red foliate scrollwork, the reverse with a mythical beast flanked by shells and coral and a bird and insects overhead, gilt band to footrim, 7.5cm high (gilding to inside rim rubbed off, two rim chips, haircrack)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Dr. Mario Leproni Collection, anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 28 May 2009, lot 306

    Literature:
    A. d'Agliano/L. Melegati, I Fragili Lussi (2001), no.12;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 8

    A beaker from the same service with a chinoiserie scene on one side and a dragon on the reverse is in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Colletion, Schloss Lustheim, inv. no. ES 271 (A. Schommers / M. Grigat-Hunger, Meißener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (2004), no. 29). The chinoiserie scenes on this service belong to the earliest decoration developed by J.G. Höroldt; the seated figure with the spinning wheel is on pl. 3.
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