8 July 2002
A Meissen chinoiserie shallow circular écuelle and cover
Circa 1724, blue crossed swords mark within two blue concentric circles
Painted by J.G. Höroldt with Orientals on terraces, the bowl with a barking spaniel before a seated figure with a hoop of squirrels, a mythical beast with leafy ears and an Oriental among flowering shrubs, a fence surmounted by vases to the right, the reverse with a seated figure taking tea with an attendant holding a fan, before a pedestal and fence with smoking vases, each within elaborate gilt quatrefoil cartouches with Böttger-lustre panels edged with gilt scrolls and iron-red scrolling foliage, flanked by indianische Blumen above a gilt footrim, the gilt ball finial of the cover flanked by indianische Blumen and two similar cartouches, one with an Oriental dancing with cymbals between two figures outside a pavilion, the other with two figures, one with a parasol, the other with a fan and holding the reins of a horse with kettle-drums on its back, within a gilt band rim
6 in. (15.3 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Koller Zürich, 31st May 1978, lot 3160
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The cartouche with a seated figure with squirrels, a figure and a barking dog and a mythical beast is taken from the Schulz-Codex, sheet no. 94 (illustrated left with the corresponding figure with squirrels from the other side of the bowl).
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