A very rare Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
Lot 3
A very rare Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 46,222) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very rare Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
Painted with chinoiserie scenes, the saucer depicting two figures inspecting textiles offered by a third, with buildings and a ship in the background, the beaker depicting two figures seated at a table playing cards, the reverse with a seated figure drinking from a saucer seated at a table with a samovar, each within a gilt cartouche with scrollwork enclosing Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red foliate scrolls, gilt-edged rims, the beaker: 8cm high; the saucer: 13.2cm diam. incised / inside footrim of saucer (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Property of Mrs. R, Dreyfus, sold by Sotheby's London, 8 July 1969, lot 118 (part);
    Herbert Wolfe Collection, no. 132 (acquired in the above sale)

    Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 15;
    U. Pietsch/C. Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwerter (2010), no. 51

    Exhibited:
    Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Porzellansammlung im Zwinger, Japanisches Palais, Triumph der blauen Schwerter: Meissener Porzellan für Adel und Bürgertum 1710-1815, 8 May-29 August 2010
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