A MEISSEN SMALL TABLE DECORATION IN THE FORM OF A CROWN CIRCA 1750
modeled with a pierced upper edge with three arched straps enameled with a variety of 'jewels', K[önigliche]•H[of]•K[onditorei]• pantry mark in purple enamel.
Width: 3⅝ in.; Height: 2¾ in.
9.1; 6.8 cm
There are restored breaks where the three upper sections join to the final, and at the base of each of these sections where they join the body. The fleur de lis form section of the front of the crown on the far left side has also been restored back on.
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.
E. & H. Manners, London
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 62, p. 277, illus.
Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50, New York, 2008 writes that among the thousands of objects listed in the 1752 inventory of the Royal Court Pantry, four models of crowns were included, stating that of the four recorded in 1752 the present lot is the only survivor.