A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40
A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40
A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40
A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40
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A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735-40

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

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.

13 cm


Condition Report

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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Andreina Torre Collection, Zürich

The Estate of the late Andreina Torre; Christie's Geneva, November 16, 1992, lot 160

Literature

Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 79, p. 306, illus.

Catalogue Note

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.

Selected Meissen and Other Ceramics from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold
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