A MEISSEN WASTE BOWL CIRCA 1735
later mounted in gilt bronze, painted with a continuous landscape of a military encampment with soldiers resting and cooking over a fire, above concentric circles in iron-red with two shadowed insects below, the interior with a similar landscape medallion, the rim edged in gilding, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, gilt letter H, impressed Dreher's mark of two circles for Johann Gottlieb Kühnel (Rückert, 1990, p. 124).
Diameter: 6⅝ in.
There is a 3/8 inch chip to the exterior rim above and to the right of the main scene. Very minor wear to the gilding on the rim.
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.
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden, May 1928
Ruth Arnhold Steiner, Piedmont, California
Berges, 1967, p. 54, fig. 60
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 160, p. 400, illus.