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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    A MEISSEN GOLDCHINESEN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, DREHER'S TO FOOTRIM

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN GOLDCHINESEN BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, DREHER'S TO FOOTRIM
    Decorated in the Seuter workshop, each side with Orientals on terraces with palm trees and shrubs, and with birds in flight above, one side with figures about an oval table taking tea, one holding a parasol, the other with dignitaries taking tea beneath a canopy, an attendant with a tray of steaming pots, on tightly woven scroll supports, the scroll handle with husks, half the spout and upper rim gilt with a scalloped border edged with scrolls, the domed cover with three birds perched on branches below a gilt knop finial, within a gilt band rim (very slight wear to tip of spout, very minor wear to cover)
    8¼ in. (21 cm.) high


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    For a tankard and a coffee-pot with very similar palm trees see, S. Ducret, Meissner Porzellan bemalt in Augsburg, 1718 bis um 1750 (Braunschweig, 1971), Vol. I, nos. 162 and 171.

    For a detail of the figures on the other side of this coffee-pot, see p. 74.

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    Provenance

    Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 7th May 1979 lot 113.