A MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER AND A JAPANESE ARITA TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1730-35 AND EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | マイセン 色絵カップとソーサー、1730-35年頃 有田 色絵カップとソーサー、江戸時代、18世紀初
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000 USD
A MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER AND A JAPANESE ARITA TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1730-35 AND EDO PERIOD, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
each of fluted form lightly molded with gilt and iron-red chrysanthemum blossoms and painted with trailing branches of Kakiemon flowers within the gilt-edged scalloped rim, the Meissen example with crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark of a quartered circle.
Diameter of saucers: 5⅛ in. and 5 in.
13 cm and 12.7 cm
The Meissen teabowl and saucer: both pieces in overall good condition, with very minor wear to the surface and minor firing imperfections. The Japanese teabowl and saucer in overall good condition with the teabowl very slightly warped. All pieces with light surface wear, especially to the gilding on the flowers on the Japanese saucer, and minor firing imperfections.
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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Meissen teabowl and saucer: Christie's London, September 30, 1991, lot 178 (part, one of a pair)
Jörg Nelte Collection, sold, Christie's London, October 12, 1995, lot 81 (part, one of a pair)
Heinz Reichert, Munich, October 1995
Japanese teabowl and saucer: Antiekgalerie Het Loo, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, December 1997
Both: Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 88, fig. 88.1, p. 397, illus.