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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A BÖTTGER RED STONEWARE SILVER-MOUNTED BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1710-13

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    A BÖTTGER RED STONEWARE SILVER-MOUNTED BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1710-13
    Modelled by Johann Jakob Irminger, of square section, the scroll handle with chanelled sides and a studded exterior, the curved square section spout issuing from a monster's jaws, a double-scroll support above, each side of the body moulded with bouquets below husks at the rim, the surface in between lightly polished, the domed cover with a knop finial connected by a chain to silver collars on the handle and spout, the rims and stepped square foot with foliate mounts
    6 3/16 in. (15.7 cm.) high


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    A coffee-pot with almost identical mounts formerly in the Japanese Palace, without the moulded bouquets on the sides, was sold in these Rooms on 6th April 1981, lot 115. For a white sake-flask in the State Collection, Dresden (Inv-Nr. P.E. 905) moulded with a bouquet with a similar configuration of flowers, see Willi Goder et al., Johann Friedrich Böttger (Leipzig, 1982), pl. 67.

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