20 May 2008
THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS (LOTS 75-77)
A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND MARK, GILDER'S H., PRESSNUMMER 10, PAINTED IN THE WORKSHOP OF J.G. HÖROLDT
Of bullet-shape with dragon spout, painted with scenes based on drawings in the Schulz Codex, one side with a Nubian in feathered headdress and a Chinaman taking tea before a palm tree, the other with a Chinese elder showing fruit to a child, each reserved within a shaped cartouche edged in black and with a further elaborate perlmutter-enriched Laub-und-Bandelwerk, the cover with similar scenes flanking the partially gilt artichoke finial
4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) high (2)
With J.J. Klejman Galleries, New York, 23 June 1956.
The Collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette Van Slyke; Sotheby's, New York, 26 September 1989, lot 44.
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Baltimore, Maryland, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Anonymous Loan, 30 March 1964 - 23 June 1969.
Toronto, Ontario, The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, White Gold: The Discovery of Meissen Porcelain, 6 March 1996 - 5 January 1997.
For a teapot of similar form and a hot-milk jug lacking its cover painted with the same scene of a Nubian and a Chinaman, see George Savage, 18th Century German Porcelain, London, 1958, pls. 2a & 2c.
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