A MEISSEN 'BIENENMUSTER' PATTERN TEACUP AND SAUCER CIRCA 1740
painted with three winged insects around a loose bouquet of flowers tied with a yellow ribbon within or beneath Alt-Ozier molded borders and gilt-edged shaped rims, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, teabowl with impressed numeral 6 to inside of footrim, 24 to saucer.
Diameter of saucer: 5½ in.
Both in good condition with just some patches of flaking to the pink enamel flower on both.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Collection of Dr Willy Abrahamsohn, Auktionshaus des Westens, Berlin, March 18, 1931, lot 45
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 97, p. 325, illus.