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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    A BÖTTGER BLACK GLAZED RED STONEWARE SAKE-FLASK AND COVER

    CIRCA 1711-1715

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    A BÖTTGER BLACK GLAZED RED STONEWARE SAKE-FLASK AND COVER
    CIRCA 1711-1715
    Of square section, with a bulbous body and slender neck, glazed to simulate Oriental lacquer and embellished in a metalic reddish brown with flowering branches, the stems and flowerheads with fine Sgraffito hatching, below a border on the neck with a diaper band between gilt lines and with pendant gilt husks below, the cover with a gilt line rim and a baluster knop finial with a gilt-fluted tip (minute wear)
    9¾ in. (24.9 cm.) high


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    See Monika Kopplin, op. cit. (Munich, 2003), p. 193, fig. 93 for a pair of 'black lacquered' sake-flasks in Schloss Favorite, Rastatt (Inv. Nr. G7560, G 7561) which are decorated with coloured indianische foliate branches and birds over simulated black lacquer grounds.

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