18 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,000
A PAIR OF MEISSEN COFFEE-CUPS AND SAUCERS
CIRCA 1742-45, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND GILDER'S O. MARKS, PRESSNUMMER 6 TO ONE CUP, 63 TO ONE SAUCER AND 2 TO OTHER SAUCER
Painted with gallants and companions in landscape vignettes after Watteau, with Holzschnitt Blumen flanking the gilt scroll handles and on the undersides of the saucers, the gilt borders with interlocking scrolls, hatched panels and pendant husks (one handle with minute flakes to gilding, very minor wear to centre of one saucer, minute footrim chips to one cup) (2)
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