27 June 2005
A MEISSEN SHAPED OVAL TWO-HANDLED ORNITHOLOGICAL VEGETABLE-TUREEN AND COVER
CIRCA 1750, INDISTINCT BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK
The tureen of slightly bombé form, each side painted with specimen birds including a white wagtail, a kingfisher and two goldfinches below an Altozier-moulded border and surrounded by scattered insects, the gilt-edged shell handles with stems of coloured cauliflower and asparagus, the domed cover similarly decorated about a finial formed as a seated youth in a purple coat, eating a fruit and seated barefoot with applied flowers nearby, within a shaped gilt line rim (handles with minute wear to gilding, cover with minute chipping to flowers and chipping to stems, flake to green enamel of one fruit)
11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) wide
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