A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1728
Lot 23*
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1728
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 15,376) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1728
A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1728
Possibly decorated by C.F. Herold, the teabowl decorated with harbour scenes depicting figures and sailing ships within gilt scrollwork cartouches filled with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red and puce scrollwork, the inside of the bowl with a sprig of indianische Blumen within iron-red concentric circles, the saucer similarly decorated with a scene of ships and boats and a church steeple, gilt scrollwork borders to the rims, the teabowl: 4.5cm high; the saucer: 12.7cm diam., crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised / to inside of footrims, gold number 73. to both (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Property of the late J.A. Grothe von Schellach, Rotterdam, sold at Sotheby's London, 8 December 1970, lot 129 (part);
    The Property of a Gentleman, sold by Christie's London, 8 December 2003, lot 118 (part)

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 83
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