A Meissen lobed beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1735
Lot 38*
A Meissen lobed beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1735
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 7,346) inc. premium
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A Meissen lobed beaker and saucer from the Japanese Palace, circa 1735
Painted in Kakiemon style with a large flowering branch and a smaller sprig, the barbed rims edged in brown, the beaker: 7.1cm high; the saucer: 14.7cm diam., crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised Japanese Palace inventory numbers N=445/ W to both (2)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 173

    The 1779 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists: 'Fünf Stück differente gemuschelte Chocolaten=Becher, mit kleinen indianischen Blümgen' [five differently shell-moulded chocolate beakers, with small Indian flowers] (quoted by U. Pietsch, see above). A similar lobed beaker and saucer is in the collection of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, published by Lydia Liackhova, The Myth of the Orient: Eastern Subjects in Early Meissen Porcelain [trans.] (2007), no. 60.
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