An extremely rare Meissen hot water jug and cover, circa 1722-23
Lot 2*
An extremely rare Meissen hot water jug and cover, circa 1722-23
Sold for £85,250 (US$ 141,894) inc. premium
Lot Details
An extremely rare Meissen hot water jug and cover, circa 1722-23
Each side painted with a landscape vignette depicting figures from the Commedia dell'arte, flanked by flowers and trees and with a bird and insects overhead above an iron-red double-line border, the handle painted in iron-red with trailing flowers and the spout with foliate motifs, gilt-edged rims, the domed cover with flower sprigs between iron-red double-line borders and gilt rims, the two-tier finial gilt, 17cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    H. Morley-Fletcher, Meissen Porcelain in Colour (1971), p. 25;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan (1993), no. 32;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775 und die Meissener Porzellanmalerei (1996), no. 13;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 145;
    U. Pietsch/C. Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwerter (2010), cat. no. 50

    Exhibited:
    Lübeck, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck - St. Annen-Museum, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung, 14 November 1993-31 January 1994;
    Aachen, Museum der Stadt Aachen - Couven Museum, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung, 26 February 1994-30 April 1994;
    Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775 und die Meissener Porzellanmalerie, 4 August-30 October 1996;
    Dresden, Japanisches Palais, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzllansammlung im Zwinger, Triumph der blauen Schwerter. Meissener Porzellan für Adel und Bürgertum 1710-1815, 8 May-29 August 2010

    The teapot belonging to the same service is in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, and two teabowls and saucers are in the National Museum, Cardiff; see Literature above.
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