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    Sale 2034

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    A MEISSEN ENAMELED COBALT-BLUE GROUND CHOCOLATE-CUP, COVER AND STAND

    CIRCA 1860, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE CUP IMPRESSED 12, THE SAUCER IMPRESSED 69 AND 3, ATTRIBUTED TO E.A. LEUTERITZ

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A MEISSEN ENAMELED COBALT-BLUE GROUND CHOCOLATE-CUP, COVER AND STAND
    CIRCA 1860, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, THE CUP IMPRESSED 12, THE SAUCER IMPRESSED 69 AND 3, ATTRIBUTED TO E.A. LEUTERITZ
    Of cylindrical form with gilt enriched angular handle, the shallow domed cover with a ribbon-tied wreath finial, finely enameled with a young triton blowing a horn, his knee resting on a large shell, the border enriched with a gilt band and blue pendants
    5¼ in. (13.2 cm.) diameter, the saucer (3)


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    Ernst August Leurteritz was born in 1818 near Meissen, came to the factory as an apprentice in 1836, studied under Rietschel and was engaged as a modeler in 1846. From 1849 to 1886 he held the post of manager and top modeler. Dr. K. Berling, Meissen China, an Illustrated History, New York, 1972, p. 86, pl. 91 notes, 'During these many years he did great service to the factory by his extraordinary activity and skillfulness.'

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    The Saint Louis Art Museum, ref. 226:25 a-c


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM