A MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735
painted in Kakiemon style with indianische Blumen issuing from banded hedges, the saucer with a bird and insect and a bird in flight, with diaper and demi-flowerhead bands at the rims, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, teabowl with impressed Dreher's mark of two dots for Johann Martin Kittel Jr.; saucer with asterisk for Gottfried Benjamin Bergmann, or Paul Wildenstein (Rückert, 1990, p. 102 and p. 132).
Diameter of saucer: 5 in.
Good condition. Minor flaking to blue enamel on saucer.
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Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, 1951
Private collection, Switzerland
Sotheby's London, June 4, 1996, lot 64
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 90, p. 317, illus.