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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    A MEISSEN CREAM-POT, COVER AND STAND

    CIRCA 1735-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO POT AND STAND

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN CREAM-POT, COVER AND STAND
    CIRCA 1735-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO POT AND STAND
    Of bulbous form with a flared rim, acanthus-moulded spout, scroll handle and on three paw feet, each side of the body painted in purpurmalerei with estuary scenes with merchants and ships within elaborate gilt and coloured palm frond and leafy branch cartouches with shells, husks, pendant drapery and trellis-pattern panels, divided by indianische Blumen in the Kakiemon palette, the domed cover and stand similarly decorated, the cover with a gilt pine-cone finial, gilt line rims (slight chip to cover, interior rim of cover and footrim)
    The stand 7¼ in. (8.1 cm.) diam.


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    Other pieces from this service were sold in these Rooms on 24th March 1975, lots 151-160, including the coffee-pot which was sold in these Rooms again on 21st November 2005, lot 224. Similar cartouches occur on a coffee-pot in the Syz Collection, see Hans Syz et. al., Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection, Smithsonian Institution Catalogue (Washington, D.C., 1979), Vol. I, p. 312, no. 196.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY