A MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1730-35
painted in an expanded Imari palette with indianische Blumen issuing from an underglaze-blue band, embellished in gilding and enclosing an iron-red trellis medallion with chrysanthemums, the rims with underglaze-blue concentric circles and seeded green band borders reserved with flowerheads, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's marks : for Johann Martin Kittel (Rückert, 1990, p. 115).
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Saucer - 1/8 inch chip to the rim edge
Teabowl footrim bevelled slightly (possibly by the factory)
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.
Alt-Meissener Porzellan aus dem Besitz einer alten Adelsfamilie, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin, March 22-23, 1904, lot 143
Wittekind, June 1928
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden, 1928
Ruth Arnhold Steiner, Piedmont, California
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 93, p. 320, illus.