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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 89

    A BÖTTGER DUTCH-DECORATED TEABOWL AND SAUCER

    THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1725, THE DECORATION OF SOMEWHAT LATER DATE

    Price Realised  

    A BÖTTGER DUTCH-DECORATED TEABOWL AND SAUCER
    The porcelain circa 1725, the decoration of somewhat later date
    The saucer basin painted in the Kakiemon style with a bird perched among branches of flowering prunus and chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, the interior of the bowl with a spray of prunus, the exterior of both sprigged and enriched in colors with fruiting grapevine
    4¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)


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    See M. Shono, Arita Porzellan als Vorbild fur Meissen, Munich, 1973, p. 82 for the Japanese prototype on which this cup and saucer are based.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1993, lot 224.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS