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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    A MEISSEN KAKIEMON TEACUP AND SAUCER FROM THE JAPANESE PALACE

    CIRCA 1728, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, WHEEL ENGRAVED JAPANESE PALACE INVENTORY MARKS FOR N=365 / W HEIGHTENED IN BLACK ENAMEL TO CUP AND SAUCER

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    A MEISSEN KAKIEMON TEACUP AND SAUCER FROM THE JAPANESE PALACE
    CIRCA 1728, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, WHEEL ENGRAVED JAPANESE PALACE INVENTORY MARKS FOR N=365 / W HEIGHTENED IN BLACK ENAMEL TO CUP AND SAUCER
    Painted with an iron-red and gilt phoenix and a coloured sprig of indianische Blumen,


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    The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists sixty-four cups and sixty-three saucers of this type ('geschwiffte Theé Tassen, mit einem Henckel, mit Rothen Vögeln und Blümgen gemahlt [...] detto Unterschaalen') under no. 365, which is recorded by Claus Boltz, 'Japanaisches Palais-Inventar 1770 und Turmzimmer-Inventar 1769', Keramos 153, 1996, p. 58. Another cup of this type is illustrated by Armin B. Allen, Eighteenth Century Meissen Porcelain From the Collection of Gertrude J. and Robert T. Anderson, Exhibition catalogue, Orlando Museum of Art, 1988-1989, Orlando, 1988, p. 61, no. 27. Another example, previously in the Kahlenberg Collection, was sold at Bonhams in London on 12 December 2012, lot 29.

    Provenance

    Augustus II (1670-1733), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, Japanese Palace, Dresden.
    The Said Marouf Collection, Part II, sale Bonhams, London, 2 May 2013, lot 29.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 172-195)


    Literature

    Ulrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen: Sammlung Said und Roswitha Marouf, The Said and Roswintha Marouf Collection, Stuttgart, 2010, no. 168.