31 March 2008
A GOTHA TREFOIL-SHAPED TETE-A-TETE TRAY
CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE R MARK,
With a pierced scroll-moulded gilt handle and two circular wells, painted with a woman holding a birdcage and a child at her feet, in a wooded landscape vignette, the wells with bouquets, within a scroll-moulded gilt-edged rim (some rubbing to gilt rim)
8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) wide
C. Cuneo Collection, Turin (paper collection label attached to underside)
Anon., sale Christie's, 24th February 1997, lot 442.
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For this form of tête-à-tête tray see Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), pp. 74 and 75.
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