10 July 2007,
Price realised GBP 1,800
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
A MEISSEN SINGLE-HANDLED BEAKER
Painted with gallants and companions on a quayside beside an elaborate monument surmounted with an urn of flowers and before a ship and distant hills, within a shaped quatrefoil gilt-line cartouche with Böttger-lustre panels edged with gilt, iron-red and purple foliage scrolls, the gilt scroll handle flanked by flowering chrysanthemum and peony, the interior of the rim with a band of gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk, gilt line rim (some wear to rim and handle, very slight flaking to enamels)
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A related beaker and saucer is illustrated by D. Hoffmeister, Katalog der Sammlung Hoffmeister (Hamburg, 1999), Vol. I, p. 163, no. 78.
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With Reichert, Munich, from whom it was acquired in July 1990.
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