8 July 2002
A Meissen Kakiemon teabowl and saucer
Circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks, Dreher's * * to footrim of saucer
Painted with an iron-red crane standing beside a bamboo fence with stylised turquoise, blue and iron-red foliage with a blue and yellow crane in flight above, within dark-brown line rims (minute chip to inside footrim of teabowl)
Anon., sale Koller, Zürich, 31st May 1978, lot 3164
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For this pattern on a butter tub, see J. Ayers et. al., Porcelain for Palaces (London, 1990), no. 300. A variant was also produced at Chelsea, loc. cit., fig. 333.
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