AN EARLY MEISSEN HEXAGONAL TEA CANISTER AND COVER CIRCA 1720-25
decorated in Dresden or Augsburg, finely gilt with strapwork panels, the shoulder and foot applied with a band of bellflowers and stiff acanthus leaves within gilt ribs, the cover with stiff acanthus leaves reserving stylized leaves, crossed swords mark in blue enamel.
Height: 3⅞ in.
Cover - good condition
Canister - slight flaking to gilding on rim and shoulder.
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 Geneva, May 12, 1986, lot 307
Christie's London, October 7, 1996, lot 374
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 284, p. 588, illus.