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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 173

    A GERA PIERCED RECTANGULAR BASKET OF GAMING COUNTERS

    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE G. MARK TO BASE OF BASKET

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    A GERA PIERCED RECTANGULAR BASKET OF GAMING COUNTERS
    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE G. MARK TO BASE OF BASKET
    The basket painted with two beetles to the interior, the exterior strapwork edged in puce, the top edged in gilding, divided into two compartments, containing counters with shaped gilt line rims, comprising:

    Twelve shaped-rectangular counters painted with beetles
    Eight similar, with coloured insects
    Four shaped-square counters with beetles
    One similar, with a coloured insect
    Three circular counters with beetles
    Three similar with coloured insects
    (some wear to gilt rims throughout, one circular insect counter with rim chip)
    The basket 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) wide (32)


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    For other porcelain gaming sets with counters, see Sabine Baumgärtner, 'Meissner und Wiener Spielkarten-Dosen', Keramos, January 1973, No. 59, pp. 3-15.

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