5 May 2004
(2) A Meissen porcelain gilt purple-ground landscape chocolate cup and saucer
CIRCA 1735, MARKED WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND GILDER'S MARK S., THE CUP WITH INVENTORY NO. 596 IN BRIGHT RED
The cup reserved with a quatrefoil cartouche painted with a gentleman on horseback beside two further gentlemen within a gilt border, with gilt double-scrolled handle, the saucer with a cartouche depicting a dreamy riverscape surrounded by Goldspitzenbordüre and purple and Eisenrot scrolls, the border and inside of the cup with elaborate Goldspitzenbordüre (2)
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Cf. D. Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Band II, Hamburg, 1999, p. 414, ill. 273.
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