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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    A MEISSEN DOCUMENTARY HAUSMALEREI BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER

    1739, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS B.P.F. DRESDEN. 17.39.

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN DOCUMENTARY HAUSMALEREI BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER
    1739, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS B.P.F. Dresden. 17.39.
    Painted in the workshop of Mayer of Pressnitz with Italian Comedy figures, one side with Mezzetin looking over the shoulder of a lady showing a portrait of a man to a lady with a magnifying glass, a peacock between them, the other side with a lady seated offering a snuff-box to Harlequin and another lady smelling a rose, the foot and shoulders applied with stiff leaves, the faceted spout with gilt scrolls, the metal handle wrapped in leather, the flat cover with sprays of roses within a gilt scroll border (handle and finial metal replacements, chips to tip of spout and minor flaking to enamels)
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Freiherr Adalbert von Lanna Collection, Prague, no. 1557.


    Pre-Lot Text

    ANOTHER PROPERTY


    Literature

    W.B. Honey, Dresden China (London, 1934), p. 172, where the teapot is mentioned and the mark is discussed.