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A MEISSEN STEPPED CHINOISERIE HOT-CHOCOLATE BEAKER
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A MEISSEN STEPPED CHINOISERIE HOT-CHOCOLATE BEAKER

CIRCA 1728, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A MEISSEN STEPPED CHINOISERIE HOT-CHOCOLATE BEAKER
CIRCA 1728, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK
Painted in the manner of C.F. Herold, the lower part with three quatrefoil Böttger-lustre and Laub-und-Bandelwerk cartouches with figures in harbour scenes beneath a continuous river landscape with chinoiserie figures at discussion among trees and with vessels before mountainous islands, the interior with an elaborate Gitterwerk border
2¾ in. (7 cm.) high

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For another chocolate-beaker of this rare form formerly in the Margarete and Franz Oppenheimer collection and Dr. Fritz Mannheimer collection, now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, see Abraham L. den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2000, pp. 158-160, no. 90 for a chocolate set for which the beaker is part.

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