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A pair of Meissen armorial reticulated tureens and covers
last quarter 19th century
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 59,375 USD
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A pair of Meissen armorial reticulated tureens and covers
last quarter 19th century
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 59,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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19th Century Furniture and Decorative Arts

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A pair of Meissen armorial reticulated tureens and covers
last quarter 19th century
after an eighteenth century model by Johann Joachim Kändler, each double-walled tureen richly gilt on the interior and applied on the exterior with putti and garlands, painted on either side with a topographical panel and affixed on either end with a female bust handle, the cover molded and painted with Kakiemon flowers on the underside and on either side of the coronet knop with the arms of Poland and Saxony, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised B 136, impressed numerals 148 or 131.
width 10 1/2 in.
26.7 cm
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Catalogue Note

The present tureen and cover exhibit various distinctive characteristics evident in 18th-century princely services made by the Meissen manufactory during the reign of Augustus III. The tureen and cover from the 'Elizabeth' service is similarly set on four scroll feet, applied with female bust handles and painted on either side with a scroll-edged cartouche depicting a topographical scene (see Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz in Triumph of the Blue Swords, Meissen Porcelain for Aristocracy and Bourgeoisie, 1710-1815, p. 135). Additionally, the crown knop on the present example parallels the knops of covers on tureens in diplomatic services commissioned by Augustus III, such as the 'Münchhausen' service (illustrated ibid, p. 291), the 'Bernstorff' service (illustrated by Maureen Cassidy-Geiger in Fragile Diplomacy, p. 185, fig. 8-20) and the service made for the king of Denmark, Frederik V (illustrated ibid, p. 186, fig. 8-21).

A tureen and cover similar to the present example is illustrated by Laurence Mitchell in Meissen, Collector's Catalogue, p. 139, cat. no. B136, where the author refers to this model being after Johann Joachim Kändler. A pair of similar tureens and covers were sold at Sotheby's, London, December 2, 2008, lot  285. Another single was example was sold at Bonham's, Los Angeles, June 14, 2011, lot 4548.

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