A RARE EARLY MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1725
painted in iron-red, green and yellow with stylized Chinoiserie landscape with a fisherman before pagoda buildings, the teabowl with a continuous scene with a flower sprig to the interior, with concentric circles and crosshatch borders in iron-red, teabowl with caduceus mark in underglaze-blue.
Diameter of saucer: 5⅛ in.
Saucer - minute chip to underside edge of rim. Several small old chips to bottom edge of footrim.
Teabowl - 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.
Private Collection, Switzerland
Christie's Geneva, November 16, 1992, lot 308
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 299, p. 605, illus.