A MEISSEN SMALL BOWL CIRCA 1730
painted in Kakiemon style, the exterior with flowering plants issuing from a banded hedge, the interior with three small flower sprigs, crossed swords mark in
blue enamel, incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=454-w.
Diameter: 4½ in.
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.
The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Jacques Mühsam Collection, Berlin
Sammlung Kommerzienrat Jacques Mühsam, Berlin, Glückselig, Vienna, April 19, 1925, lot 12 (sold together with a saucer with Japanese palace inventory number N-377-w)
Berthold Bruno Korach, Antike Wohnkunst, Dresden
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden, June 1928
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 155a, p. 394, illus.
The 1770 inventory of the Japanese Palace lists: 'Sechzehen Stück detto, [Spühl-Näpfe] kleine, in- und auswendig mit kleinen Blümgen, Pagoden und Vögeln gemahlt, der größte 3. Zoll hoch, 5 1/2. Zoll in Diam: der kleinste 2 3/4. Zoll hoch, 4 1/2. Zoll in Diam: No. 454.', [Sixteen pieces ditto [waste bowls] small, painted inside and outside with small flowers, pagods, and birds, the largest 3 zoll high, 5 1/2 zoll in diam: the smallest 2 3/4 zoll high, 4 1/2 zoll diam.: No. 454. ], Boltz, 1996, p. 62.