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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    A GOTHA TREFOIL-SHAPED TETE-A-TETE TRAY

    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE R MARK,

    Price Realised  

    A GOTHA TREFOIL-SHAPED TETE-A-TETE TRAY
    CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE R MARK,
    With a pierced scroll-moulded gilt handle and two circular wells, painted with a woman holding a birdcage and a child at her feet, in a wooded landscape vignette, the wells with bouquets, within a scroll-moulded gilt-edged rim (some rubbing to gilt rim)
    8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) wide


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    For this form of tête-à-tête tray see Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), pp. 74 and 75.

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    Provenance

    C. Cuneo Collection, Turin (paper collection label attached to underside)
    Anon., sale Christie's, 24th February 1997, lot 442.