London, South Kensington
17 May 2011
A MEISSEN (OUTSIDE DECORATED) MASSIVE GILT-METAL-MOUNTED WINE COOLER
19TH CENTURY, OVERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS, INCISED A 176.
Moulded as a barrel with serpentine rim, the shell handles mounted with gilt-metal foliate scroll and ropetwist handles, the exterior boldly painted with deutsche Blumen, the interior with orange and grey carp swimming amongst scattered insects, gilt rim
27 in. (68.6 cm.) wide
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