27 June 2005
PROPERTY OF A CONTINENTAL NOBLE FAMILY
A MEISSEN ARMORIAL COFFEE-POT FROM THE ALTHANN-DAUN SERVICE AND A DOMED COVER
THE COFFEE-POT CIRCA 1735, THE COVER CIRCA 1728, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO COFFEE-POT AND DREHER'S X TO FOOTRIM
Of baluster form with a scroll handle, painted and gilt with two crowned coats-of-arms each reserved on an ermine-lined drape, among scattered Kakiemon sprays and flowerheads, painted with two chinoiserie vignettes of figures above Böttger-lustre pedestals gilt with diaper pattern sections issuing ombrierte gilt scrolls below the handle and spout, the border and handle gilt with flowers and scrolls, the cover painted in the Kakiemon style with flowers, birds and insects (chip to edge of finial and flange of cover, areas of wear to gilding of handle, tip of spout and below upper handle terminal)
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high overall (2)
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For a sugar-box from this service, see D. Hoffmeister, 'Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts' Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. II, p. 482, no. 309.
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