A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1723
painted in the manner of P. E. Schindler, each piece molded with four panels with gilt fluted borders, the teabowl painted with four Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, the saucer with two Chinoiserie figures cooking eels enriched in Böttger lustre, before a garden fence reserving various vases, within iron-red concentric circles, each with a gilt scroll border at the rim, the reverse and the interior of the teabowl with branches of indianische Blumen, the foot of the saucer with a silver-gilt mount.
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Silver gilt mount is detached from the foot of the saucer. Silver gilt mount is missing from the teabowl. Both pieces have flaking to the gilding where the mounts have rubbed.
Teabowl with pinhead chip to exterior rim edge and very, very minor wear to gilding on rim.
Otherwise both in good condition.
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.
Dr. Sali Guggenheim Collection
Christie's Geneva, May 15, 1995, lot 88 (one of two, see lot 332 in the present sale)
Sotheby's Zürich, June 5, 1996, lot 91
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 78b, p. 304, illus.