• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 462

    A MEISSEN RETICULATED BOX AND COVER

    19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED B.136, PRESSNUMMER 137, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN RETICULATED BOX AND COVER
    19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INCISED B.136, PRESSNUMMER 137, AFTER THE MODEL BY J.J. KÄNDLER
    Modelled after the Krönung Service, the stepped double-walled cover surmounted by a crown finial flanked by two putti above four applied cartouches, the larger two bearing the arms of the Electors of Poland and Saxony, the smaller two painted with hunting scenes, the shoulder of the bowl applied with four putti suspending drapery and garlands above further cartouches painted with topographical views, flanked by two handles formed as the busts of fashionable maidens, supported by four displaying eagles on scroll and paw feet, the interior richly gilt, the underside of the cover painted with indianischeBlumen
    10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide across handles


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    See Robert E. Röntgen, The Book of Meissen ,(Atglen, PA, 1996) p. 125, fig. 68 for a drawing of this model illustrated in the factory price list circa 1850.

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