A MEISSEN HAUSMALER TEABOWL AND SAUCER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1720, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1725-30
decorated in Augsburg, the exteriors of the teabowl and saucer applied with three flowering branches, alternating with either tooled gilt panels of birds perched on branches or winged insects, the interior of each with Chinoiserie figures among flowering shrubs reserved on a richly gilt ground edged with interlocking C-scrolls.
Diameter of saucer: 5½ in.
Both with some tiny chips to applied flowers.
Saucer with small chip to inner edge of footrim.
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 Zürich, 26th June 1971, lot 18
Christie's London, July 8, 2002, lot 96
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 293, p. 597, illus.