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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED CHINOISERIE BEAKERS AND SAUCERS

    CIRCA 1725, DREHER'S .. TO FOOTRIMS OF BEAKERS AND TO FOOTRIMS OF SAUCERS

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED CHINOISERIE BEAKERS AND SAUCERS
    CIRCA 1725, DREHER'S .. TO FOOTRIMS OF BEAKERS AND TO FOOTRIMS OF SAUCERS
    Painted in the manner of J.G. Höroldt, one beaker with an Oriental holding a puce banner with a rampant lion beside a seated smoking figure before a candle, the other side with an Oriental lady and children, the other beaker with two figures conversing one with a bird lure and a kneeling figure before a steaming pot, the other side with figures at discussion, all on terraces with utensils and flowering plants above alternating gilt and turquoise moulded fluted gadroons, the interiors and handles richly gilt, the gilt ground saucers reserved with Orientals swinging a censer and kneeling before an altar worshipping an idol seated before a girandole with gilt chinoiseries, and with a group of Orientals holding a parasol and a musical instrument on a terrace with flowering plants, the undersides with alternating gilt and turquoise radiating moulded fluted gadroons within gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk borders (one beaker with retouched chips to footrim, one saucer with three small chips to underside of footrim and slight flaking to turquoise enamel) (2)


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    A pair of beakers and saucers from the same service were sold by Christie's Geneva on 10th November 1986, lot 186, and a coffee-pot and teapot almost certainly from the same service were sold by Sotheby's London on 16th June 1987, lots 93 and 94. The unusual scene of the black diety or idol also appears on another beaker and saucer from the service sold in these Rooms on 10th July 2007, lot 25.

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