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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI TEABOWL AND SAUCER

    CIRCA 1728, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION CIRCA 1740, DREHER'S ·· TO TEABOWL AND TO SAUCER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI TEABOWL AND SAUCER
    CIRCA 1728, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION CIRCA 1740, DREHER'S ·· TO TEABOWL AND TO SAUCER
    Decorated in the Seuter workshop, possibly by Abraham Seuter, with Purpurmalerei figures, their faces, arms and hands enriched in flesh tones, the teabowl with a gentleman by a lady writing at a desk, within a gilt cartouche, the reverse with gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk, the interior gilt, the saucer with three seated figures within a Laub-und-Bandelwerk cartouche, within a quatrefoil gilt border edged with scrolls (teabowl with minute wear to gilding, saucer with areas of slight wear and area of flaking to gilt border at 8 o'clock)


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    The print source for the scene on the teabowl with a lady writing at a desk is an engraving by Albrecht Schmidt of circa 1740, illustrated left. Cf. Siegfried Ducret, Meissner Porzellan (Brunswick, 1972), p. 170, no. 222 for a teabowl and saucer with a related scene on the teabowl and a similar cartouche on the saucer.

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