31 March 2008
AN OTTWEILER (NASSAU-SAABRÜCKEN) SPIRALLY-MOULDED BOWL
CIRCA 1770, BLUE N.S. AND IMPRESSED TA MARKS
The spirally-moulded lower part painted with loose bouquets and scattered sprays below a scrolling gilt-edged pink-scale band below an ozier-moulded border, the interior with three flower-sprays and sprigs, gilt line rims (two hairline cracks to rim, hairline cracks to body, short stained glaze cracks to base, slight wear to gilding and enamels, gilt upper rim worn)
7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam.
Anon., sale Daguerre, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21st March 2001, lot 55.
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Christof Trepesch, 'Ottweiler Porzellan', Keramos, 2001, No. 173, p. 91, and where related pieces from this tea and coffee-service sold at Daguerre are discussed.
For a related coffee-cup and saucer from a similar pink-scale pattern service with an impressed TA mark, see Elisabeth Kessler-Slotta, Ottweiler Porzellan, Saarland-Museum Saarbrücken, Exhibition Catatlogue (Saarbrücken, 1980), p. 82, cat. no. 29.
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