A MEISSEN HAUSMALER SINGLE-HANDLED BEAKER AND SAUCER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1715, THE DECORATION LATER
each piece colorfully painted with a Chinoiserie figure wearing long robes and standing within a fenced garden holding an elaborate scrolled-edged banner on a staff across his shoulder beneath small dragon in flight above, the gilt rims edged with foliate scroll borders and the underside of the saucer painted with two trailing flower stems, with impressed Dreher's mark of two dots for Johann Martin Kittel (Rückert, 1990, p. 115).
Diameter of saucer: 4⅞ in.
Beaker - good condition
Saucer - stacking wear to enamels visible in the catalogue photo. Shallow, less than 1/4 chip to underside of rim edge
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Else Arnhold Collection
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 321, p. 635, illus.
The color palette of the painting seen on the current lot can be compared to early Du Paquier decoration. Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York, 2008, writes, it is uncertain whether the decoration is that of a Viennese artist or the early work of Johann Gregorious Höroldt. A beaker and saucer of this pattern and probably from the same service, cataloged as Du Paquier porcelain was sold at Christie's London, December 11, 2007, lot 31. A teacup and saucer painted with a related oriental figure, is illustrated in Wilhelm Mrazek and Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Porzellan 1718-1864: Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 1970, pl. 8, no. 32.