AN EARLY MEISSEN HAUSMALER TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1725-30
decorated in Augsburg, probably in the Auffenwerth workshop by Anna Elizabeth Wald, with quatrefoil panels of Chinoiserie figures panels reserved on a gold ground tooled with vine and floral meanders, the interior of the teabowl painted with a bird in a branch and a gilt scrollwork border at rim, incised Dreher's mark / to inside edge of footrims.
Diameter of saucer: 4⅞ in.
Slight rubbing to gilding on both saucer and teabowl, otherwise 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.
Christie's London, June 5, 1996, lot 467
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 283, p. 587, illus.
Two further teabowls and saucers from the same service as the present lot are illustrated in Siegfried Ducret, Meißner Porzellan, bemalt in Augsburg, 1718 bis um 1750, Band I: Goldmalereien und Bunte Chinoiserien, Brunswick, 1971, p. 260, abbs. 350-351, which the author attributes to the hand of Elizabeth Anna Wald (sic); the latter example was sold at Christie's London, March 31, 2008, lot 165.