6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A MEISSEN GILT-METAL MOUNTED DUTCH-DECORATED SAKE-BOTTLE
THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1725, THE DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, THE MOUNTS LATER
Of square section, each facet painted in the Kakiemon palette with seated figures, animals and birds amongst pierced rockwork with stylised prunus and flower-sprays, enriched in gilding, with gilt-metal domed cover and loop chain, minor flaking and wear to enamels and gilding, slight surface scratching, small shallow chip to corner of one footrim
8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) high overall
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A similar Dutch decorated sake bottle illustrated alongside a factory-decorated example in S.Ducret, German Porcelain and Faience (London, 1962), pp. 286 & 287.
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Acquired from Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich.