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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 115

    A MEISSEN GOLD-GROUND TWO-HANDLED BEAKER AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, DREHER'S QUARTERED CIRCLE TO SAUCER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN GOLD-GROUND TWO-HANDLED BEAKER AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, DREHER'S QUARTERED CIRCLE TO SAUCER
    The gold ground reserved with branches of flowering peony and chrysanthemum, the centre of the saucer with chrysanthemum and peony within a circular cartouche, the border reserved with Sgraffito interlocking scrolls, the interior of the beaker richly gilt and with an iron-red border reserved with half flowerheads (saucer with two small restored rim chips, one issuing hairline crack to centre, rim with areas of decoration worn away, beaker with slight scratches to gilt interior and glazed footrim chip dating from time of manufacture)


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    It has been suggested that there are only six beakers and saucers of this type known, although there is some uncertainty as to whether there are others. A beaker and saucer from this service now in the Hoffmeister Collection is illustrated by D. Hoffmeister, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. II, no. 292, where he cites the other known examples.

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    Provenance

    King Umberto of Italy, sale Christie's Geneva, 7th June 1968, lot 38
    Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 30th April 1975, lot 153 (part)
    Anon., sale Sotheby's Geneva, 9th November 1987, lot 77.