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A Meissen chinoiserie cup and saucer
circa 1774-1814
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,160 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
61
A Meissen chinoiserie cup and saucer
circa 1774-1814
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,160 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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A Meissen chinoiserie cup and saucer
circa 1774-1814
of classical shape, the terminal of the rectangular handle as a moulded accanthus leaf decorated with a continuous landscape of chinamen attending a tea ceremony, a seated man raising a cup and candle, the scene surrounded by vegetation and architectural follies all in soft grey, light and dark brown camaieu and gold against a pink ground, the lozenge border enclosed by pear and circular motifs, the saucer with similar decoration, the well with a spray of flowers and the word 'salut'
Quantity: 2
crossed swords and asterix in underglaze-blue, script mark 'L' in black
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Catalogue Note

Loosely based on the Schulz codex, the scenes and figures on the cup and saucer seem a classical interpreation of gilt chinoiserie scenes found on Meissen and Hausmaler porcelain objects of the earlier 18th century.

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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