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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 111

    FIVE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS

    CIRCA 1723, TWO TEABOWLS WITH INDISTINCT LUSTRE MARKS, FOUR SAUCERS WITH LUSTRE 6 MARK

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    FIVE MEISSEN CHINOISERIE TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS
    CIRCA 1723, TWO TEABOWLS WITH INDISTINCT LUSTRE MARKS, FOUR SAUCERS WITH LUSTRE 6 MARK
    From the same service as the preceeding lot, painted with Orientals with animals and birds, two with banners, one with a pair of scales and one with a seated dignatory on a dias before a mother and child, on grassy terraces beside flowering plants and within shaped oval gilt line cartouches with iron-red and gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk, the other side of the teabowls with delicate sprays of indianische Blumen and scattered insects and birds, the interiors of the teabowls with iron-red pine trees and buildings on river islands within double line circular panels, gilt line rims (slight wear to gilding, one teabowl with area broken out, restuck and restored, slight chipping to footrim, small minor restored footrim chip, one saucer with minute rim chip) (5)


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    All the scenes on the teabowls are derived from elements found on sheet 18 of J.G. Höroldt's Schulz Codex. All the scenes on the saucers are derived from five of the six scenes enclosed within circles on sheet 20 of the Schulz Codex, echoing their eventual use as the central decorative elements of circular saucers. (Nine of the ten scenes and their corresponding Schulz Codex drawings are illustrated on the previous two pages; the un-illustrated figure on one teabowl is also derived from sheet 18). The sixth scene of sheet 20, which shows a figure playing a mandolin, is the graphic source for the sixth saucer of this service, which is in a private Continental collection.

    Some of the figures on sheet 20 also appear on a beaker and a krug decorated by J.G. Höroldt, illustrated by Siegfried Ducret, 'Vorbilder Für Porzellanmalereien' Keramos, April 1969, No. 44, pls. 26 and 27.

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