Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A Böttger teabowl and saucer
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VA… Read more
A Böttger teabowl and saucer

CIRCA 1723-24, TEABOWL WITH DREHER'S INCISED TO FOOTRIM, SAUCER POSSIBLY WITH INDISTINCT INCISED 2

Details
A Böttger teabowl and saucer
CIRCA 1723-24, TEABOWL WITH DREHER'S INCISED TO FOOTRIM, SAUCER POSSIBLY WITH INDISTINCT INCISED 2
Painted by Johann Ehrenfried Stadler in the Kakiemon manner, the exterior of the teabowl and saucer each with an Oriental fishing by stylised rockwork, flowering shrubs and an iron-red, yellow, purple and 'opal-lustred' pavilion, the teabowl interior with a similar pavilion, rocks and shrubs within two concentric red lines below an iron-red border of ovolo ornament divided by husks, the border of the saucer with husks divided by radiating lines within semi-circles, the underside with three concentric red circles (minute wear to base of teabowl interior, teabowl footrim possibly slightly ground)
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis

Lot Essay

A teapot and two teabowls and saucers with similar pavilions and rockwork were sold in these Rooms on 30th March 1987, lots 165-166. The borders were more simple and the teabowls and saucers bore crossed swords in underglaze blue and enamel. A bowl with similar decoration, probably from the same service, is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, 'Early Meissen Porcelain' Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck, 14th November 1993-31st January 1994, and others 26th February-30th April 1994 Exhibition Catalogue (Lübeck, 1993), pp. 70-71, no. 56, where he discusses the differences between the 'opal lustre' used by Stadler here, and Böttger lustre.

;

More from CONTINENTAL CERAMICS

View All
View All