• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

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

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED TUREEN, COVER AND SAUCER STAND

    CIRCA 1739-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 21 TO STAND

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED TUREEN, COVER AND SAUCER STAND
    CIRCA 1739-40, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 21 TO STAND
    The tureen with flat pierced handles, painted with a bird perched on flowering shrubs, the domed cover with scattered stylised flowers around a cone finial, the cell pattern border reserved with panels of butterflies within a gilt line rim, the stand similarly decorated within a gilt line rim (minute chip to underside of one handle, cover with tip of finial restored and very slight wear to gilt rim, stand with some wear to well and to gilding)
    The tureen 10¼ in. (26 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 9 November 1987, lot 115.