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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    A BÖTTGER RED STONEWARE SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED FLASK AND COVER

    CIRCA 1715, BLACK ENAMEL INVENTORY NUMBER 184. R

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    A BÖTTGER RED STONEWARE SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED FLASK AND COVER
    CIRCA 1715, BLACK ENAMEL INVENTORY NUMBER 184. R
    Of flattened baluster form derived from a silver shape, the sides applied with female masks, each with Régence foliate headdress, supported by scrolls with leaf terminals, the lower part moulded in low relief with strapwork, the gadrooned oval foot and the upper rim with plain silver-gilt mounts, the interior glazed in black, the silver-gilt spirally reeded cover with a small knop finial (chip to tip of one strap of a headdress, surface with small spots of black glaze from time of manufacture, fine crack along looting join on each side from time of manufacture, with some seepage of interior glaze on one side)
    6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    Two flasks of this type in the Japanese Palace are recorded in the 1721 inventory under Braun Sächs Porcelain, no. 47 as: '2 (bouteillen) do. etwas vergoldte, davon 1. stk. mit 2 Pallas Köpffgen belegt ist...6½ Z: hoch und 4. Z: in diam.' Another polished example (without a cover and without black glaze on the interior) was sold in these Rooms on 17th April 2000, lot 120.

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