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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 215

    TWO MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) ASPARAGUS BOXES AND COVERS

    CIRCA 1800, ONE WITH BLUE CROSSED SWORDS * 4 AND PRESSNUMMER 41, THE OTHER INCISED E 74

    Price Realised  

    TWO MEISSEN (MARCOLINI) ASPARAGUS BOXES AND COVERS
    CIRCA 1800, ONE WITH BLUE CROSSED SWORDS * 4 AND PRESSNUMMER 41, THE OTHER INCISED E 74
    Each modelled as a small bunch of pale-green purple-tipped asparagus spears, one bundle tied with a pink ribbon and the other with a blue ribbon (the second with chip to base of two spears and with restoration to blue ribbon)
    Each 5 in. (12.8 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    The Royal House of Saxony, Schloss Nöthnitz (the first with Inventory Number P.E. 3218 a & b in iron-red, and Nö. 39 + in brown; the second with Inventory Number P.E. 36941 a & b in iron red and Nö 183 + in brown).