A MEISSEN HAUSMALER FLUTED TEABOWL AND SAUCER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1730
the lower body of the teabowl molded with a partially gilt band of vertical fluting beneath a border of Chinoiserie figures and birds, the center of the interior with four birds perched in branches, the saucer decorated with a huntsman in pursuit of a fox along a riverbank within a gilt scrollwork-edged quatrefoil cartouche, the underside similarly fluted.
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Teabowl - very small (less than 1/8 inch) chip to exterior rim edge. Some patches of rubbing to gilding.
Saucer - gilding lightly rubbed in patches, visible in the catalogue photo.
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.
Christie's London, July 5, 2004, lot 31
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 320, p. 634, illus.