8 July 2002
A pair of Meissen chinoiserie gilt gadrooned teabowls and saucers
Circa 1735, blue crossed swords marks and Dreher's star to all pieces
Painted in the manner of C.F. Herold, the exterior of the teabowls with a continuous band of chinoiserie figures at various pursuits including playing with birds, with fish, taking tea, with an infant and smoking above moulded gilt gadroons, the interiors each with a panel of puce diaper-pattern and iron-red flowerheads, the saucers with Orientals on terraces with flowering shrubs, one with an Oriental with a pole before a seated figure and a boiling kettle on a table, the other with three Orientals by a gadrooned vase of utensils, within double concentric iron-red circle cartouches, the undersides moulded with gilt gadroons below indianische Blumen and tied sheaves of corn, the saucers and interiors of the teabowls with gilt interlocking scrollwork and flowerhead borders, gilt line rims (one saucer with small rim chip, slight rubbing to all rims) (2)
Anon., sale Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, November 1969, lots 740/741
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A pair of teabowls and saucers from the same service were sold in these Rooms on 3rd December 1984, lot 262, and another pair on 1st December 1980, lot 302.
(Left, detail of one of the saucers)
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