A RARE MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER AND TWO CHINESE FLUTED SAUCERS CIRCA 1735-40 AND QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD | 約1735-40年 邁森礬紅描金小盃連盞一套 清康熙 礬紅描金菊瓣小盤兩件
Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 USD
A RARE MEISSEN TEABOWL AND SAUCER AND TWO CHINESE FLUTED SAUCERS CIRCA 1735-40 AND QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
flowers painted trailing downwards from the rim, the saucer painted in the center with flowering plants within concentric circles and in the cavetto with a further three flowering plants, the underside with concentric circles, both with trelliswork borders on the interior rims, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, teabowl with incised Dreher's mark incised Dreher's mark // for Johann Gottlieb Geithner (Rückert, 1990, p. 108), saucer with incised Dreher's marks /, a quartered circle, and numeral 2; each Chinese saucer painted in the center with flowering sprigs issuing from a rectangular jardinière with a scholar's rock in the center supported by a recessed leg table, both with incised Japanese Palace inventory numbers N=96-/ ↑.
Diameter of Meissen saucer: 5⅛ in.
The Meissen teabowl and saucer: The teabowl with a small flat chip to the footring, probably from manufacturing, otherwise in overall good condition. The saucer in overall good condition. One Chinese saucer with some minor rim frits, original to the firing. The other Chinese saucer also with minor frits and chips around the rim, the largest measuring approx. 0.6 cm to the exterior of the rim. All pieces with light surface wear and minor firing imperfections.
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Meissen teabowl and saucer: Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, Auction XXVIII, 1952, lot 1868
Private Collection, Switzerland
Sotheby's London, June 4, 1996, lot 60
Chinese saucers: The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
Vallin Galleries, Wilton, July 2012
Meissen teabowl and saucer: Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 89, p. 316, illus.