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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    A BOTTGER BROWN STONEWARE BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1715

    Price Realised  

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    A BOTTGER BROWN STONEWARE BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1715
    Modelled by Johann Jakob Irminger, of square section, the scroll handle with channelled sides and studded exterior, the curved square section spout issuing from a monster's jaws, a double-scroll support above, on a square stepped foot, the stepped domed cover with rectangular knop finial (small section broken from rim and repaired, very small section of scroll support restuck, minute chip to tip of spout)
    5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high


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    See Malcolm Gutter, 'Through the Looking Glass: Viewing Böttger and other Red Stoneware' Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, December 2001, nr. 114, pl. 2 for a coffee-pot of similar form but with an unpolished surface. The surface of the present lot, which has a rather satin like appearance, could have been sponged with an experimental glaze or lacquer trial.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY