8 July 2002
A Meissen kakiemon coffee-pot and cover made for the Turkish market
Circa 1730, blue crossed swords mark
Of globular form with slender cylindrical neck, the foliage-moulded double-scroll handle and scroll spout enriched with gilding, the tip of the spout formed as a beast's head, the body painted with branches of flowering prunus, peony, pomegranites, tied corn stooks and scattered flowerheads, the pointed domed cover similarly decorated below a pine cone finial and with a gilt line above the broad sloping rim (chip to footrim and inside rim of cover, flaking to gilding of neck)
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 4th June 1974, lot 35
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For a similar example in the Schneider Collection see Rainer Rückert, op. cit. (Munich, 1966), pl. 76, no. 297.
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