27 June 2005
A Meissen cream-pot, cover and stand
CIRCA 1728-30, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS TO CREAM-POT AND STAND
The squat oviform pot with an everted rim, double-scroll-moulded handle and three lion's paw feet, moulded with a shell issuing acanthus to the spout, the slightly domed cover with a cone finial, probably painted by J.E. Stadler, with vignettes of figures among terracing and stylised flowers below birds and insects, the cover and stand with narrow borders of iron-red meandering leaves reserved with purple and gilt flowerheads, the finial enriched in iron-red, the spout in iron-red and gilding, the handle with further flowers and the lion's paw feet naturally coloured (section of stand between 4 and 6 o'clock broken and repaired, some wear to enamels of stand)
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high overall, the stand 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) diam.
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