18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A MEISSEN GILT-METAL-MOUNTED CHOCOLATE-POT AND COVER
Of cylindrical fluted and reeded form with Altbrandenstein ozier-moulded borders, each side of the body painted with figures in landscape vignettes, one side with Harlequin, Pierrot and Columbine, the other with a couple beside a table, the foliage scroll-moulded spout and handle terminal enriched in gilding, the terminal fitted with a turned wood handle, the pierced domed cover mounted with a gilt-metal handle finial and hinged cover (minor wear to gilding, chipping to footrim, cracks to handle terminal, cover with minute rim chip)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high overall
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