AN EARLY MEISSEN DUTCH-DECORATED TEABOWL AND SAUCER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1715-20, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1720-25
painted in iron-red with a Chinoiserie lady seated in a pavilion beneath tied drapery heightened in gilding, the interior of the teabowl with flower sprigs, each with brown-edged rims, incised Dreher's mark X to inside edges of footrims for Johann Christoph Pietzsch, Sr. or Johann Daniel Rehschuh (Rückert, 1990, pp. 123-24).
Diameter of saucer: 5 1/16 in.
Saucer - some wear to gilding, some rubbing to enamels on the cavetto.
Teabowl - 1/8 inch chip to to the underside of the rim, some rubbing to gilding, shallow 1/4 inch chip to edge of footrim.
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Otto Höffer Collection
Christie's London, July 5, 2004, lot 15
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 305, p. 611, illus.