5 - 6 March 2013
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LARRY AYRES
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GROUP OF MEISSEN PORCELAIN 'PURPURMALEREI' TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS,
comprising three decorated with figures in landscapes and the sides and interiors with Holzschnittblumen, Gitterwerk rims, blue crossed swords for Meissen and two saucers with double dot, gilder's crescent mark to all, circa 1740; a set decorated with insects and blossoms, blue crossed swords for Meissen and impressed 2 to the saucer, circa 1742; and a fifth ribbed and similarly painted, the border with a band of vines and gilt rim, blue crossed swords for Meissen, impressed 52 to the saucer and AA to the teabowl
The saucers 5¼in. (13.3cm.) diameter (10)
The three: Alice and Murray Braunfeld Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 21 May 2004, lot 209.
The fourth: with Hoff Antiques, London.
The fifth: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 November 1998, lot 102
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