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A MEISSEN SEAU FROM THE 'RED DRAGON' SERVICE
CIRCA 1750
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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A MEISSEN SEAU FROM THE 'RED DRAGON' SERVICE
CIRCA 1750
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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A MEISSEN SEAU FROM THE 'RED DRAGON' SERVICE
CIRCA 1750

painted on each side with two confronting birds above a sinuous dragon, between applied twig handles with flower terminals, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 21. Some restoration to rim and handles.


height 6 3/4 in.
17.2 cm
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Catalogue Note

The 'Red Dragon' service was one of the first major dinner services to be produced at Meissen for the Saxon Court. The earliest pieces were made around 1730 and the extensive service was regularly added to during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The pattern (in its red and gold palette) is thought to have been supplied only to the court until as late as 1918, although it was produced in other colors for general sale from the min-19th century onwards.

A similar seau was in the Anderson Collection, sold, Christie's, London, June 1, 1992, lot 42. A group of service wares of various forms was in the Collections of Hans and Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York, sold in these rooms, November 10, 2006, lots 192-199, where the note discusses the history of the service in more detail.  

Important French Furniture & Decorations, European Ceramics and Carpets

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New York