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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 191

    TWO MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED BEAKERS FROM THE SAXON ROYAL 'RED DRAGON' PATTERN SERVICE

    CIRCA 1730-35, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PURPLE ENAMEL K.H.C. MARKS FOR KÖNIGLICHE HOF CONDITOREI TO BOTH

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    TWO MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED BEAKERS FROM THE SAXON ROYAL 'RED DRAGON' PATTERN SERVICE
    CIRCA 1730-35, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, PURPLE ENAMEL K.H.C. MARKS FOR KÖNIGLICHE HOF CONDITOREI TO BOTH
    Each decorated with red dragons and precious objects


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    Two 'Red Dragon' pattern services were amongst Meissen porcelain made in the Japanese and Chinese style for the French merchant Lemaire around 1729-31. Subsequently confiscated, the porcelain was removed to the Japanese Palace in 1733 where the service was admired by the Saxon court and further supplemented with additional wares for use at Dresden. See Alexandra W. Troschinskaja, 'Das außergewöhnliche Schicksal des Hofservices 'Roter Drache' von August dem Starken', Keramos 202, October 2008, pp. 65-74 for further discussion of the service. A similar two-handled beaker with the K.H.C. mark for the Saxon Royal Court Pantry is in the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin and illustrated by Stefan Bursche, Meissen Steinzeug und Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Berlin, 1980, p. 207, no. 185.

    Provenance

    Augustus III (1696-1763), Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
    The Delphinium Collection, sale Bonhams, London, 20 March 2013, lot 32.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 172-195)