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A Meissen silver-mounted scent-flask and silver stopper
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A Meissen silver-mounted scent-flask and silver stopper

CIRCA 1725, BLUE ENAMEL CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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A Meissen silver-mounted scent-flask and silver stopper
Circa 1725, blue enamel crossed swords mark
Of flattened globular pilgrim flask form with female mask-head handles, the lower part moulded with gilt gadrooning, each side painted with a harbour scene, merchants on quaysides before ships within gilt line quatrefoil cartouches with Böttger-lustre panels and iron-red and purple scrollwork, the stepped cylindrical neck with further scrollwork, the silver stopper formed as leaves, the silver mount to the foot chased with zig-zag pattern (minute chip to one mask-head, some rubbing to gilding and Böttger-lustre panels)
3½ in. (9 cm.) high
Provenance
With Hoff Antiques, London
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Lot Essay

Other variants of this form are in the Rijksmuseum; see Abraham L. den Blauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, 2000), p. 168-169, nos. 96-98, and four further similar bottles were sold in our Geneva Rooms on 12th May 1980, lots 200-204.
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