A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted coffee pot and cover circa 1723-24
Lot 16*
A rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted coffee pot and cover, circa 1726-28
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 34,000
Lot Details
A rare Meissen silver-gilt-mounted coffee pot and cover, circa 1726-28
Each side painted with a chinoiserie scene within a gilt scrollwork cartouche filled with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red and purple foliate scrolls, the sky filled in with a gilt ground finely tooled with foliage, probably in the Seuter workshop in Augsburg, the cover similarly decorated with a continuous scene, the spout, handle and lower body painted with indianische Blumen and scattered insects, and a gilt and iron-red scrollwork motif below the spout, a gilt scroll- and strapwork band below the rim, the silver-gilt mount with city mark for Augsburg and maker's mark for Elias Adam, 19.5cm high, gilt numeral 5. to both and D. to coffee pot (tiny chip to tip of spout)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 36
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  1. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
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