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A Meissen rococo armorial quatrefoil tureen and cover
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A Meissen rococo armorial quatrefoil tureen and cover

CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A Meissen rococo armorial quatrefoil tureen and cover
Circa 1745, blue crossed swords mark
On four shell and foliage scroll-moulded feet, the lower part moulded with flutes below a band of moulded beaded strapwork divided at the centre of each side by moulded foliage scrolls painted with three sprigs of Holzschnitt Blumen, the scroll handles with shell terminals, the cover moulded with shells at each end and foliage and scroll-moulded armorial escutcheons at the sides, each painted with scattered sprigs of Holzschnitt Blumen and divided by shaped panels of diaper ornament, the finial probably modelled by J.J. Kändler and formed as an artichoke with extensive vegetable, flower and foliage terminals, within a brown line rim (slight chipping to some flowers on finial and two very slight chips to underside rim of cover)
Provenance
Anon., sale Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, April 1972, lot 196
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Lot Essay

For a similar example in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, see Hermann Jedding, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts (Munich, 1979), p. 92, no. 152; and another example sold by Christie's Geneva on 22nd April 1970, lot 139.

This coat-of-arms would not appear to be included in the exhaustive list compiled by Dieter Hoffmeister.
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