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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 87

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN CENTREPIECE EMBLEMATIC OF SPRING AND SUMMER

    CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN PORCELAIN CENTREPIECE EMBLEMATIC OF SPRING AND SUMMER
    CIRCA 1750, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
    Modelled by J.J.Kändler and J.F.Eberlein, the pierced quatrefoil basket with a shell-moulded rim, the interior painted with a loose bouquet and sprigs, the exterior moulded with the Dulong pattern, the quatrefoil panels painted with birds perched on branches, supported by two scantily draped nymphs emblematic of Spring and Summer with attendant putti (extended hairline cracks, slight chipping to leaves, flowers and tip of corn, slight wear to gilding and enamels)
    17 5/8 in. (44.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Giampaolo Lukacs Collection, sale Sotheby's Milan, 18 April 2007, lot 164.


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