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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI CAFE-AU-LAIT GROUND WASTE-BOWL

    CIRCA 1740-1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND BLUE PAINTER'S MARK, PRESSNUMMER 20, THE ENAMEL DECORATION BY F.J. FERNER AND OF SLIGHTLY LATER DATE

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI CAFE-AU-LAIT GROUND WASTE-BOWL
    CIRCA 1740-1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND BLUE PAINTER'S MARK, PRESSNUMMER 20, THE ENAMEL DECORATION BY F.J. FERNER AND OF SLIGHTLY LATER DATE
    The interior painted at the factory in blue and enriched in gilt with flower sprays beneath a fretwork band, later enameled in colors and enriched in gilt with seated figures of a huntsman and his companion alternate with either a tree with hounds at the base or a tree with a dead hare suspended from a branch, the ribbed exterior with a continuous boar hunt
    6½ in. (16.4 cm.) diameter


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    See J. Jefferson Miller, Catalogue of The Hans Syz Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1979, p. 556, no. 374 for a similarly decorated waste-bowl. Examples are also found in the collection of the George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto.

    Provenance

    An Important Collection of German Porcelain; Sotheby's, Zurich, 2 December 1981, lot 85.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 June 1984, lot 127.
    With J. Polar Antiques, San Francisco, 25 November 1988.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS (LOTS 82-83)