31 March 2008
FOUR MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS
THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1720, THE DECORATION PROBABLY CIRCA 1740
Painted in the style associated with J.P. Dannhöffer, the teabowls each with an Oriental standing or seated on grassy terraces beside flowering plants and shrubs, one with a pagoda and fences on an island, the saucers each with a standing Oriental, three holding fans, on a grassy island beside rocks issuing flowering plants and shrubs, one with a bird, the borders with scrolls and pendant flowerheads (restoration to three teabowls and two saucers, slight wear to gilt rims) (4)
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For a discussion of attributions to Danhöffer and Busch, see S. Ducret, 'Johann Philipp Danhöffer oder Christian Daniel Busch?', Keramos (1962), no. 17, pp. 19-26.
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