A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40
painted in the manner of Adam Friedrich von Löwenfinck, with polychrome Chinoiserie scenes of figures engaged in various pursuits, the scenes on the teabowl in quatrefoil panels, the interior with a flower, brown edged-rims, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, teabowl with impressed Dreher's mark + for Andreas Schiefer; saucer with a crescent moon for Johann Gottlob Pietzsch, Jr. (Rückert, 1990, p. 126 and 123).
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Both with minor wear to brown enamel rim edges.
Patches of white stacking wear to saucer, inside the cavetto, visible in the catalogue photo.
The teabowl with a less than 1/8 shallow chip to the footrim.
Otherwise both 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.
Andreina Torre Collection, Zürich
The Estate of the late Andreina Torre; Christie's Geneva, November 16, 1992, lot 160
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 79, p. 306, illus.
The figures on the saucer also appear on the Earl of Jersey plate from the Arnhold Collection, see lot 384. Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50, New York , 2008, no. 198, p. 433.