10 July 2007
A MEISSEN SAGE-GREEN GROUND GLOBULAR TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1730-35, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, DREHER'S INCISED MARK TO FOOTRIM
The ground with flowering branches of indianische Blumen around the handle and below the spout, each side reserved with panels decorated in the Kakiemon palette, one with the quail pattern, the other with flowering shrubs, each enriched in gilding and within shaped quatrefoil purple line cartouches with ogee ends, the white spout and loop handle with iron-red foliage and gilt band borders, the domed cover similarly decorated below a knop finial, brown line rim (minute wear)
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 12th May 1980, lot 162
Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 13th November 1989, lot 137.
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A teabowl and saucer from this service is illustrated by Dieter Hoffmeister, Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. II, no. 282.
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