A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE SILVER-MOUNTED TANKARD AND COVER CIRCA 1725-30
of ovoid form, painted in underglaze-blue with flowering shrubs issuing from pierced rockwork and a bird and insect in flight, above a diaper band reserving four quatrefoil panels, the cover with a further shrub within two concentric circles, the handle with a leaf, caduceus mark within two concentric circles in underglaze-blue.
Height: 8⅞ in.
There are three very small glazed over firing chips to the rim edge of the tankard.There is a haircrack around the base of the handle, extending up into the body and curving around back down to the handle on the inner side.
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Korthaus Collection, Frankfurt, Christie's London, March 1, 1993, lot 27
Daniela Kumpf, Wiesbaden
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 165, p. 409, illus.
Two examples of this form, one painted with similar shrubbery to the present lot and with the addition of a Chinoiserie figure, the other with exotic vegetation, in the Spitzner Collection and Porzellansammlung, Dresden, are illustrated in Arnold, 1989, exh. cat., pp. 152-153, abb. 199, nos. 53, 54.