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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE HALBFIGUREN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1725

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE HALBFIGUREN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1725
    Painted by J.G. Höroldt with half-length Oriental figures taking tea and eating delicacies, one group before a pedestal with a magnificent dragon pursuing insects in the cloudy sky above, the other with two men outside a pavilion, each within gilt and Böttger-lustre panel cartouches edged with pale-brown and iron-red scrolls, with indianische Blumen below the spout and a bird and insects below the S-scroll handle, below a Gitterwerk border, the domed cover with a bird and indianische Blumen beneath a gilt button knop finial, gilt band rims (two small chips to spout, some minute wear to gilt scrolls)
    8 in. (20.2 cm.) high


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    A similar dragon occurs on the 1726 engraving by Höroldt illustrated on p. 75 of this catalogue. Another similar dragon occurs on a tankard in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin, and is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, Johann Gregorious Höroldt 1696-1775 Porzellansammlung Zwinger, Dresden, Exhibition Catalogue (1996), p. 157.

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