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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 109

    A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1728, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, DREHER'S INCISED TO FOOTRIM

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    A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1728, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, DREHER'S INCISED TO FOOTRIM
    Painted in the manner of J.G. Höroldt with chinoiserie figures on a terrace supported by double iron-red lines, one figure pushing a seated dignitary in a rickshaw, a seated lady nearby feeding a dog, the vessels on a table and the jardinière of flowers on a pedestal enriched in Böttger-lustre, a gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk border below the rim and gilt spout, the domed cover with further figures below a gilt ball finial, gilt band rims (interior edge of pot rim with minute chip, some flaking and wear to gilding, in particular to rims and finial)
    7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high


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    A similar scene of a figure in a rickshaw occurs on sheet 14 of Höroldt's Schulz Codex, but the scene is closer to that in an engraving published by Arnoldus Montanus, Gesantschappen aem de Kaisaren von Japan, der Ostindischen Kompagnie (Amsterdam, 1669), p. 168, which is illustrated on p. 85 of this catalogue.

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