A MEISSEN SILVER-GILT-MOUNTED ECUELLE, COVER AND STAND CIRCA 1725
the straight-sided bowl and circular stand painted with cartouches depicting with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, including an ostrich hunt on the stand, enclosed within Böttger lustre, iron-red and gilt scrollwork borders, the cover similarly decorated beneath the gilt twig knop with a circular panel of Chinoiserie figures, each with a gilt-edged rim and a band of gilt scrollwork on the cover and stand, the stand with incised Dreher's mark X for Johann Daniel Rehschuh (Rückert, 1990, p. 124), the mounts contemporary.
Diameter of stand: 6⅞ in.
Cover - good condition
Ecuelle - several minute chips to the rim edge, otherwise in good condition
Stand - slight wear to gilding on rim edge and the cartouche, otherwise in good condition
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.
Christie's Geneva, November 12, 1984, lot 169
Christie's London, December 12, 2002, lot 3
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 258, p. 540-41, illus.
A second example of this form with similar mounts was sold at Sotheby's New York, June 26, 1971, lot 155, which had formerly been in the Collection of Jacques Mühsam (1857-1930), Berlin Collection, sold, Glückselig, Vienna, April 19, 1925, lot 48. Another was in the Gustav and Charlotte von Klemperer Collection, Dresden, illustrated in the collection catalogue by Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellansammlung Gustav von Klemperer, Dresden, 1928, no. 49.
The unusual hunting scene on the stand derives from plate 85 of the Schulz Codex.