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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 217

    A BÖTTGER HAUSMALEREI LEAF-SHAPED DISH

    CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY

    Price Realised  

    A BÖTTGER HAUSMALEREI LEAF-SHAPED DISH
    CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY
    Painted in Schwarzlot and enriched in gilding by Ignaz Preissler with a hippocamp below a border of scrolls to the interior, with a branch handle, issuing flowerheads to the underside, the exterior underside painted with birds and animals perched on interlocking strapwork and acanthus scrolls, slight chipping to rim, slight wear to base and minor wear to gilding
    4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide


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    A leaf-shaped dish with vey similar decoration, most probably from the same set, is illustrated by Hans Syz et al, Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection (Washington, D.C. 1979), pp. 528-529, no. 355. Also see Gustav E. Pazaurek, Deutsche Fayence-und Porzellan-Hausmaler Leipzig, 1925, Vol. I, pl. 19 and the Blohm Collection example fig. 198.

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    Provenance

    With Röbbig, Munich