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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 98

    A MEISSEN CORAL-GROUND TEACUP AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 11 TO CUP AND 2 TO SAUCER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN CORAL-GROUND TEACUP AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 11 TO CUP AND 2 TO SAUCER
    The cup with figures in a mountainous wooded landscape, within a gilt quatrefoil cartouche with gilt scrolls divided by flowerheads, the interior and the saucer with wooded landscape scenes with figures and small buildings huddled against towers, within iron-red double concentric circle cartouches, gilt line rims (very small slight minor scratches to ground, minute wear to gilt rims)


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    For a full discussion of this extremely rare ground colour, see Malcolm Gutter, 'Meissen Red Ground Wares', The Antique Collector, February 1989, pp. 30-38, where he notes that there appear to be only five coffee, tea and or chocolate services, two travelling-cups, a pair of vases and two single vases manufactured with this ground colour.

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