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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 175

    A MEISSEN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND COVER

    CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE MOUNTS CONTEMPORARY

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    Estimate

    A MEISSEN GILT-METAL MOUNTED SCENT-BOTTLE AND COVER
    CIRCA 1730, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, THE MOUNTS CONTEMPORARY
    Of pilgrim flask form, the body painted with a continuous harbour scene with merchants at discussion and various pursuits by barrels and packages before distant ships and buildings on islands and rocky outcrops, the sides moulded with Frauenkopf masks enriched in Böttger-lustre, the gadrooned lower part richly gilt, the gilt-gadrooned oval socle foot with a band of Böttger-lustre, the fluted neck enriched in gilding, the threaded mount with a ring, the domed gilt-metal cover with a ring (slight wear to gilding and lustre at extremities, chain lacking from mounts)
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high overall


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    Provenance

    Ernesto F. Blohm Collection, sale Christie's, 10th April 1989, lot 13
    With Reichert, Munich.