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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    A MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED CRAYFISH-PATTERN TUREEN AND COVER

    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, FOOTRIM WITH BLUE K MARK

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    A MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED CRAYFISH-PATTERN TUREEN AND COVER
    CIRCA 1735, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, FOOTRIM WITH BLUE K MARK
    The double-scroll Frauenkopf handles enriched with gilt foliage, the body of the tureen painted with a broad turquoise-ground band with foliage and divided by four panels with black crayfish alternating with red crayfish, below four sprays of indianische Blumen and an underglaze blue diaper border, the lower part with a band of underglaze blue flowering branches, the domed cover similarly decorated below a pinecone finial, brown line rim (minute areas of very minor wear)
    11 13/16 in. (30 cm.) high


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    Cf. Stefan Bursche, Meissen Steinzeug und Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts Catalogue (Berlin, 1980), no. 149 where the author lists other examples of the form and pieces with this pattern; see also Otto Walcha, Meissner Porzellan (Dresden, 1973), p. 442, no. 37 where the author attributes the form to a 1728 model by Johann Christoph Ludwig Lücke.

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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady, sale Sotheby's London, 21st October 1980, lot 57.