A rare early Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
Lot 4
A rare early Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 42,000 - 59,000
Lot Details
A rare early Meissen double-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1723
Each superbly painted with chinoiserie scenes of figures of Turks and blackamoors, the beaker depicting a Turk sitting in front of a plate of shrimps, with a finely painted sky in the background, a lute player on the reverse, the saucer depicting a blackamoor kneeling on the ground presenting porcelain vessels to two Oriental ladies standing in front of him, houses and trees as a background, each within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche with Böttger lustre, edged with iron-red scrollwork, gilt border to the rims, the beaker: 7.9 cm high; the saucer: 13.2cm diam., traces of lustre marks, 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 / Claudia Banz, Triumph der blauen Schwerter (2010), no. 51;
    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 14

    Exhibited:
    Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Japanisches Palais, Triumph der blauen Schwerter: Meissener Porzellan für Adel und Bürgertum 1710-1815, 8 May to 29 August 2010, cat. no. 51 (part)
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  1. Nette Megens
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  2. Sebastian Kuhn
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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