A MEISSEN HAUSMALER TEABOWL CIRCA 1725
decorated in Augsburg, possibly by Bartholomäus Seuter, the body applied in low relief with flowering branches picked out blue and painted with birds, the interior with a moth and a gilt scrollwork band to the rim, incised Dreher's mark /.
Height: 2⅛ in.
Some wear to gilding on rim edge and footrim. Small patches of flaking to blue enamel on one flower and scattered areas of green enamel.
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Stanley Unger Collection
Christie's New York, April 23, 1998, lot 26
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 289, p. 593, illus.
An coffee pot with silver-gilt mounts decorated in this manner was in the collection of Melinda and Paul Sullivan, sold Sotheby's New York, April 16, 2019, lot 181.
An oval sugar bowl and cover similarly decorated was in the Collection of Hanns an Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York, sold at Sotheby's New York, May 24, 2007, lot 337. A tea and coffee service with enamelled applied branches and gilt Chinoiserie vignettes was in the Collection of Dr. Wilhelm Dosquet, sold (anonymously) by Hans W. Lange, Berlin, May 19-21, 1941, lot 61.