20 - 21 September 2004
A MEISSEN ROYAL ARMORIAL SAUCEPAN AND COVER
CIRCA 1745, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO PAN
The saucepan on three gilt foliage-moulded feet and fitted with a turned wood handle, the body finely painted with figures on horseback in landscapes within shaped scrolling gilt and black Laub-und-bandelwerk edged cartouches, the front with Holzschnitt blumen centred by the personal arms of the Elector surmounted by the Electoral Cap on an escutcheon in pretence over the Royal Arms of Poland surmounted by the Crown of Poland suspending an ermine-lined drape, the domed cover with similar scenes of figures on horseback within two cartouches divided by the Royal Arms below a gilt pinecone finial, cover with finial re-attached with metal pin and with associated damage, one foot re-glued with associated area of damage, some wear
The pan - 11¾ in. (30 cm.) long (2)
Frederick-Augustus II, Elector of Saxony (King Augustus III of Poland). Subsequently perhaps sold by auction from the Japanese Palace, Dresden.
Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Westminster.
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Illustrated in situ on the mantelpiece of the Drawing Room at Bourdon House, London in Country Life , 22 October 1921.
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