8 July 2002
A Meissen baluster hot-milk jug and cover
Circa 1735, blue crossed swords mark and Pressnummer 11
With elaborate interlocking scroll handle enriched in gilding and with Frauenkopf finial with plumed tricorn hat and a male-mask spout, both modelled by J.J. Kändler, the spout formed as a pierced corner of the tricorn hat, painted with Bienemuster and butterflies below a band of ozier moulding edged with gilt lines, the slightly domed cover with ozier moulding and scattered indianische Blumen about a stylised bud finial (chip to one plume of Frauenkopf finial, slight flaking to enamels on one side of jug, very minor flaking to gilt rim of cover)
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high
Anon., sale Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, November 1966, lot 2
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See the coffee-pot of similar form formerly in the Grossherzöge von Baden Collection sold by Sotheby's on 7th October 1995, lot 1296.
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