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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 250

    TWO MEISSEN PEDESTAL LEMON BASKETS

    CIRCA 1755, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS

    Price Realised  

    TWO MEISSEN PEDESTAL LEMON BASKETS
    CIRCA 1755, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
    Each modeled as a shaped ozier-molded bowl painted with insects and flower sprays above a purple mosaic band, all supported by two classically draped putti on a tree-stump
    14½ in. (36.7 cm.) high (2)


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    The present pair of centerpieces were made specifically to support lemons or other exotic fruits and were probably designed by J.F. Eberlein and J.J. Kändler. For similar examples see Le Pavillion Chougny, A Private Collection, Christie's, London, 9-10 December 2004, lots 408 and 409. Interestingly it is a model that was often copied in Chinese Export wares of the time.