A MEISSEN TWO-HANDLED ECUELLE, COVER AND STAND CIRCA 1735
the écuelle affixed with two scroll handles and the cover surmounted with a dragon finial, painted with Kakiemon flowers within iron-red and yellow flowerhead and foliate bands at the rims, the center of the stand painted with a phoenix, the underside with three iron-red flower sprigs, crossed swords marks in underglaze- blue.
Diameter of stand: 7¼ in.
Cover - knop restored back on.
Ecuelle - minor firing crack to base of one handle
Stand - a small firing tear to the rim and some small glaze gaps on the rim edge
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Silvio Ferrera, Rome, bearing label
Christie's London, October 4, 1971, lot 147
Herbert Wolfe Collection
Bonhams London, June 17, 1998, lot 60
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 260, p. 544, illus.