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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    A MEISSEN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED GOLDCHINESEN CYLINDRICAL TANKARD AND COVER

    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, THE MOUNT WITH INDISTINCT MARK PERHAPS EA FOR ELIAS ADAM

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    A MEISSEN SILVER-GILT MOUNTED GOLDCHINESEN CYLINDRICAL TANKARD AND COVER
    CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, THE MOUNT WITH INDISTINCT MARK PERHAPS EA FOR ELIAS ADAM
    Decorated in the Seuter workshop with figures, birds and animals at various pursuits either side of a bridge between gilt borders edged with scroll and dot ornament, the domed cover with three vignettes of figures, the hinged mount engraved with flower, scroll and stiff-leaf ornament and with a bifurcated scroll thumbpiece, some rubbing to gilding, cover with extensive wear to vignettes
    7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high overall


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    It is particularly unusual to find a cover that combines both porcelain and silver-gilt mounts.

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    Provenance

    Ole Olsens Collection, Copenhagen.


    Literature

    Hermann Schmitz, Generaldirektor Ole Olsens Kunstsamlinger Münich, 1927, Vol. II, pl. L, no. 1459.