11 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A MEISSEN ARMORIAL TEABOWL AND SAUCER FROM THE FOSCARI SERVICE
CIRCA 1735-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS AND GILDER'S MARK OF THREE DOTS TO BOTH, TEABOWL WITH DREHER'S IMPRESSED QUARTERED CIRCLE AND INCISED //, SAUCER WITH IMPRESSED **
The teabowl painted with a continuous estuary scene with figures at various pursuits by towers, packages and boats, one side with the crowned coat of arms flanked by winged putti supporters, the arms enriched in gilding, above a double iron-red line support, the interior with a Purpurmalerei panel below a Gitterwerk border, the saucer similarly decorated with the coat of arms above a harbour scene, within a double red concentric circle cartouche and similar gilt border, gilt line rims (small chip to footrim of saucer and slight wear)
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For a teabowl and two saucers from the service, see Dieter Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Catalogue (Hamburg, 1999), no. 330.
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