18 May 1999
A Meissen Kakiemon teabowl and saucer
Circa 1740, blue crossed swords marks, Pressnummer 11 to teabowl and 2 to saucer
Painted with an insect and flowering peony issuing from blue, red and turquoise rockwork, brown line rims (small rim chips to both, area of slight wear to saucer)
Anon., sale Christie's London, 2 October 1989, lot 161.
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Cf. Rainer Rckert, op. cit. (1966), pl. 247 for a similar example in the Stiftung Schneider.
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