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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 49

    A MEISSEN GILT-METAL MOUNTED DUTCH-DECORATED SAKE-BOTTLE

    THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1725, THE DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, THE MOUNTS LATER

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    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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    Provenance

    Acquired from Gräfin von Wallwitz, Munich.