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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEAPOT AND COVER AND YELLOW-GROUND HOT-MILK JUG

    THE TEAPOT CIRCA 1735; THE HOT-MILK JUG CIRCA 1740, EACH WITH A BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, PAINTER'S R IN PUCE TO THE JUG

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEAPOT AND COVER AND YELLOW-GROUND HOT-MILK JUG
    The teapot circa 1735; the hot-milk jug circa 1740, each with a blue crossed swords mark, painter's R in puce to the jug
    The bullet shape teapot with wishbone handle, dragon spout, and pinecone finial enriched in gilt, painted on one side with a winter scene of ice skaters and a sledge, the other with travelers in a landscape, reserved within a quatrefoil cartouche edged in black, the rich yellow ground further reserved and painted on either side of the handle and spout with indianische Blumen, the cover similarly decorated and secured to the pot with a contemporary silver chain; the hot-milk jug painted with holschnitt Blumen within similarly shaped cartouches
    4 1/8 in. (10.2 cm.) wide, the teapot; 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.) high, the hot-milk jug (3)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 October 1988, lot 397 (the teapot).
    The Estate of Adrienne H. Moseley; Christie's, New York, 18 May 1989, lot 165 (the hot-milk jug).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS