A MEISSEN HAUSMALER WASTE BOWL THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1720, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1725-30
decorated in Dresden or Augsburg, possibly in the Auffenwerth workshop, with gilt strapwork separated by three applied grapevines with perching birds, with different types of grapes indicated by pink, purple and blue enamel coloring, with the leaves subtly variegated using green and gold, the interior with a gilt Chinosierie figural scene on a pedestal support and gilt scrollwork band at the rim.
Diameter: 7⅛ in.
Wear to gilt figural scene on interior. Some patches of wear to gilding on rim. Tiny shallow chip to 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.
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Sotheby's London, November 19, 1996, lot 105
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 286, p. 590, illus.
A waste bowl of the same form, with close comparable gilt scrollwork and Chinoiserie figures is in the Georg Tillmann Collection, Hamburg is illustrated in Gustav E. Pazaurek, Deutsche Fayence- und Porzellan-Hausmaler, Leipzig, 1925, Band I, p. 129, no. 101, where the author attributes the decoration to workshop of Johann Auffenwerth.