A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1725-30
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A rare Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1725-30
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A rare Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1725-30
Painted with a hound chasing a stag by a tree enclosed by elaborate coloured brackets and scrolls below a lobed band of Böttger lustre with flowers and scrollwork, the rims with an underglaze-blue band with gilt scrollwork, the reverse of the saucer with iron-red indianische Blumen and the teabowl with a coloured sprig to the inside, crossed swords marks within concentric circles in underglaze-blue (2)


  • The decoration is based on engravings by Johann Schmischeck (1585-1650) in the Groteschges Büchlein, published in 1630. A similar teabowl and saucer in the Wark collection is illustrated by U. Pietsch, Early Meissen Porcelain The Wark Collection (2011), no. 637, where further pieces are listed. The slop bowl from the service is in the Seattle Art Museum, published by Julie Emerson et al., Porcelain Stories (2000), pl. 14.14. Two teabowls and saucers from a service with similar decoration, also based on engravings by Johann Schmischeck, are in the Wark Collection (no. 636) and in the Victoria & Albert Museum, inv. no. 202&A-1854, respectively.
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