2 November 2016
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 172-195)
A MEISSEN KAKIEMON COMPOSITE PART TEA AND COFFEE-SERVICE
CIRCA 1728-30, UNDERGLAZE AND ENAMEL BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS, SOME WITH CADUCEUS MARKS
Of lobed form, each piece painted with lotus blossom, pomegranates and scattered indianische Blumen within brown-line rims.
The dishes 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 17 November 2009, lot 41 (the tea-caddy and cover).
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The form of the pentafoil saucers is based on Japanese Kakiemon originals. For a circa 1670-90 Japanese saucer of the same form with related decoration see Asahi Shimbunsha, Kakiemon ten, Exhibition Catalogue, Tokyo, 1993, p. 148, no. 112.
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