A CONTINENTAL PORCELAIN 'KAPUZINER-BRAUN' FLUTED BOWL CIRCA 1740-45
perhaps Du Paquier, the interior painted in underglaze-blue with a flowering plant within concentric circles, surrounded by trailing flowering plants and insects with a blue line at the edge, the underside with a slightly iridescent brown-glaze, i620 or A620 mark in underglaze-blue.
Diameter: 10 in.
1/4 inch bruise crack to upper rim edge. Scratching to brown enamel on the high points of the flutes on the exterior. 2 inch fine hair crack running across foot and extending around inside the footrim.
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Christie's London, June 14, 1994, lot 211
Angela Gräfin von Wallwitz, London, June 1995
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 387, p. 727, illus.
The flower painting can be compared to rare examples of Du Paquier porcelain painted in underglaze-blue. See two pieces from the Sankt Florian service painted in this manner illustrated in Meredith Chilton and Claudia Lehner-Jobst (eds.), Fired by Passion, Stuttgart, 2009, Vol. 3, p. 1270, cat nos. 210-211.