A MEISSEN BOWL CIRCA 1730
painted in the manner of Johann Ehrenfried Stadler, the exterior with three Chinoiserie figures in a fenced garden, with a large flowering branch of indianisiche Blumen and a bird and insect, above concentric circles in iron-red, the interior with a small indianisiche Blumen sprig, the rim with a diaper band reserving flower and half-flowerheads enriched in gilding, caduceus mark in underglaze-blue, incised Dreher's mark // for Johann Gottlieb Geithner (Rückert, 1990, p. 108).
Diameter: 8 in.
Good condition with just some wear to the enamels of the flower spray in the center of the base of the bowl.
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.
Sotheby's London, November 27, 1979, lot 45
Sotheby's Zürich, June 1, 1994, lot 81
Röbbig München, November 1998
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 153, p. 392, illus.