A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735
A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735
A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735
A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735
A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735
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A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD

A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 USD

Lot Sold:1,125USD

Lot Details

Description

A MEISSEN CAFE-AU-LAIT-GROUND BOWL CIRCA 1735


the exterior painted in Kakiemon style with a flowering branch of indianische Blumen issuing from pierced rockwork and a bird in flight, the interior with a flower and smaller sprigs, brown-edged rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark of two circles for Johann Gottlieb Kühnel (Rückert, 1990, p. 124).

Diameter: 6⅝ in.

16.8 cm

Condition Report

3/8 inch restored chip to exterior rim above main floral decoration. Some wear to brown enamel on rim edge and to flower on interior. Scattered light scratches to exterior.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Dr. Paul von Ostermann Collection, Darmstadt and Munich

von Ostermann Collection, sold, Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, October 30 - November 2, 1928, lot 231

Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden

Literature

Berges, 1967, p. 39, fig. 33

Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 159, p. 399, illus.

Catalogue Note

A further bowl in this rare pattern was in the Hoffmeister Collection and published in Hoffmeister, 1999, Vol. II, no. 289.

Wares of this type were inspired by Chinese famille-verte examples which were in the Royal Collection in Dresden. Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, p. 399, illustrates a Kangxi example with incised inventory number N=259-1.

Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold
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