A MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1730
painted in an Imari palette with panels of indianische Blumen enclosed by underglaze-blue borders embellished in gilding, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue with a small S between the blades, the teabowl with incised Dreher's mark X for Johann Daniel Rehschuh or Johann Christophe Pietzsch (Rückert, 1990, p. 123-24).
Diameter of saucer: 5 in.
Saucer - some smoking to glaze on underside and a burst glaze bubble on the rim edge. Minor wear to gilding.
Teabowl - 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.
Wittekind, June 1928
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden
Ruth Arnhold Steiner, Piedmont, California
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 94, p. 321, illus.