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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    A MEISSEN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND DOMED COVER

    CIRCA 1742, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PRESSNUMMER 20 AND GILDER'S 43. MARK, COVER WITH GILT 43. MARK

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    A MEISSEN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND DOMED COVER
    CIRCA 1742, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PRESSNUMMER 20 AND GILDER'S 43. MARK, COVER WITH GILT 43. MARK
    Each side painted with Commedia dell'Arte figures in the manner of Watteau in wooded landscapes, one side with Pierrot, Columbine and a caped figure, the other with a couple seated before an obelisk inscribed with the crowned Saxon Royal AR monogram above crossed swords, Harlequin dangling a lobster before them, below a interlocking gilt scroll border, the spout richly gilt, the wishbone handle with a gilt shell thumbpiece and acanthus terminals, the domed cover with a similar vignette below a flowering gilt branch finial, gilt band rims (restoration to finial and terminals, gilding refreshed throughout including gilder's number on cover)
    9 in. (22.8 cm.) high


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    A detail of the scene on the other side of this coffee-pot, which includes the crowned AR monogram on an obelisk, is illustrated on page 85.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN