A RARE MEISSEN OCTAGONAL TWO-HANDLED CUP AND SAUCER CIRCA 1730
painted in a famille-verte palette with a bird perched on a rockwork mound amidst flowering plants, the rims with cell borders reserving panels of stylized flowers, an iron-red flower inside the beaker, applied with ribbed scroll handles, the two-handled cup with caduceus mark, the saucer with pseudo-lingzhi mark, each within concentric circles in underglaze-blue.
Width of saucer: 5 in.
There is a minute glaze flake to the upper edge of the rim of the saucer at 12 o'clock. Otherwise both pieces are 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.
Edmond de Rothschild Collection
Christie's London, March 28, 1977, lot 7 (part, one of two)
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 87, p. 314, illus.