A rare Meissen beaker circa 1735

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Lot 11*
A rare Meissen beaker circa 1735

Sold for £ 2,987 (US$ 3,966) inc. premium
A rare Meissen beaker
circa 1735
of simple tapering shape above a gilt gadrooned foot, painted with a continuous harbour scene depicting figures at work loading cargoes, others resting, with sailing ships in the water, the interior and exterior rim with gilt Laub und Bandelwerk, 8.2cm, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue and traces of gilt 2. or Z. (three tiny nicks or chips to the underside of the footrim only, slight wear to gold rim),

Footnotes

  • A similar beaker is in the Frankfurt Museum, catalogue no. 40. Another was sold by Christies in Geneva May 9th 1988, lot 65. The figure almost in silhouette seated on a rock is very reminiscent of the work of J.G.Horoldt.
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