31 March 2008
A KLOSTER VEILSDORF BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1770-75, UNDERGLAZE BLUE CV MONOGRAM, SIGNED Stockmar IN PUCE
Painted by Stockmar with two equestrian scenes of figures a in landscape, the cover with lesser landscape vignettes, within puce mosaic-pattern borders edged with gilt scrolls, the scroll handle, bud finial and scroll-moulded spout richly-gilt (faint hairline cracks around finial, a faint crack extending from a firing fault to lower handle terminal, slight rubbing to gilding)
9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) high
With René Simmermacher, Zürich, from whom it was acquired on 19th June 2002
Anon., sale Metz Heidelberg, 20th 0ctober 2001, lot 725.
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See Helmut Scherf, Thüringer Porzellan (Leipzig, 1980), no. 121 for a chinoiserie coffee-pot of similar form, and no. 118 for a thread-stand with a similar border.
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