A MEISSEN KAKIEMON BEAKER CIRCA 1730
painted with large flowering chrysanthemums issuing from banded hedges, the reverse with a smaller flowering plant and an insect, above three concentric rings in iron-red, crossed swords mark in blue enamel, incised Dreher's mark / to inside edge of footrim.
Height: 4⅛ in.
There is a tiny chip to the underside edge of the footrim, otherwise in good condition.
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Christie's London, June 14, 1994, lot 209
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 82, p. 309, illus.
An example of the Japanese Kakiemon prototype used for this beaker is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, ob. no. AK-RBK-1972-79, illustrated in Christiaan J.A. Jörg, Fine & Curious, Japanese Export Porcelain in Dutch Collections, Amsterdam, 2003, p. 203, no. 260.
A Meissen beaker in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim, Munich, previously in the Simon Goldblatt Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, May 1-2, 1956, lot 228, is illustrated in Julia Weber, Meissener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, Munich, 2013, Band. II, p. 191, no. 162. A further Meissen beaker sold at Sotheby's London, June 27, lot 163, was offered for sale at Christie's London, June 23-July 7, 2016, lot 97.