20 May 2008
THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS
A BÖTTGER DUTCH-DECORATED TEABOWL AND SAUCER
The porcelain circa 1725, the decoration of somewhat later date
The saucer basin painted in the Kakiemon style with a bird perched among branches of flowering prunus and chrysanthemum issuing from rockwork, the interior of the bowl with a spray of prunus, the exterior of both sprigged and enriched in colors with fruiting grapevine
4¾ in. (12 cm.) diameter, the saucer (2)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1993, lot 224.
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See M. Shono, Arita Porzellan als Vorbild fur Meissen, Munich, 1973, p. 82 for the Japanese prototype on which this cup and saucer are based.
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