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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 320

    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) CENTENARY CUP, COVER AND STAND

    1810, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARKS TO BOTH, SAUCER WITH BLUE 4, IMPRESSED 3/B AND PRESSNUMMER 24, CUP WITH IMPRESSED B AND INDISTINCT NUMERAL

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    A MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) CENTENARY CUP, COVER AND STAND
    1810, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND STAR MARKS TO BOTH, SAUCER WITH BLUE 4, IMPRESSED 3/B AND PRESSNUMMER 24, CUP WITH IMPRESSED B AND INDISTINCT NUMERAL
    The cup inscribed Andenken der Sæcularfeyer am 6.n Juny: 1810. Dem Herrn Superint: und Dompredr M: Donner gewidmet: Von gesammten Personale der Königl: Soechsfl: Porcellan-Manufactur zu Meissen. in platinum script below a blue border reserved with scrolling foliage issuing from a basket of stoneware and porcelain wares, the channelled angular handle edged with purple panels reserved with pearls, the saucer with a central medallion with a classical maiden garlanding a bust of Johann Friedrich Böttger on a pedestal inscribed BÖTTGER MDCCCX, with early 18th century wares on the steps of the plinth below, before trees and within a beaded roundel, within a similar border with three baskets of wares, the shallow-domed cover with a fruiting finial with radiating stiff-leaf terminals within a green band gilt with scrolling foliage and a border of forget-me-not flowerheads, gilt line rims (minute wear to gilt rim of cup)
    Together with a hand-coloured print showing the centenary celebrations titled Opfer des Dankers/am Jage der Secular-Feier der Kønigl. Porcellan Manufanctur zu Meissen, den 6ten Junïj 1810., above the inscription nach der Natur gezeichnet von Schröder. Gecïtzt von Wollmann. (2)


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    This cup, cover and stand was made to commemorate the centenary of the founding of the Meissen factory on 6th June 1710, and was a gift from the staff at Meissen.

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