5 May 2004
(2) A Meissen porcelain gilt purple-ground 'Kauffahrteiszenen' teabowl and saucer
CIRCA 1740, MARKED WITH UNDERGLAZE BLUE CROSSED SWORDS WITH DOTTED HILTS, PRESSNUMMER 8 TO THE FOOTRIM OF THE SAUCER
Painted in the manner of C.F. Herold with merchants at various pursuits at quaysides, the cup with two quatrefoil cartouches with a border of finely painted scrolls between double lines, the saucer with a cartouche en suite surrounded by Laub und Bandelwerk and purple and Eisenrot scrolls, the borders with Korbgeflecht or 'woven' Goldbordüre, the inside of the cup with a spray of Indianische Blumen (2)
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Cf. D. Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister, Band II, Hamburg, 1999, p. 416, ill. 274.
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