TWO MEISSEN IMARI TEABOWLS AND SAUCERS AND A SIMILAR TEABOWL CIRCA 1735-40
each painted in underglaze-blue with slightly varying scenes of a vase of flowers beside a garden fence, embellished in enamels, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, one teabowl and saucer with impressed Dreher's marks of an asterisk for Gottfried Benjamin Bergmann (Rückert, 1990, p. 102), the other teabowl and saucer with impressed numeral 2 and underglaze-blue painter's mark to inside edge of footrims, the single teabowl with an impressed quartered circle and numeral 2.
Diameter of saucers: 5 in. and 5⅛ in.
12.7 cm and 13 cm
Larger teabowl - two quarter inch chips to exterior rim
Smaller teabowls - one broken in two pieces and restored back together; the other in good condition
Saucers - both in good condition, one with some patches of brown staining to the underside of base
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.
Dr. Paul von Ostermann Collection, Darmstadt and Munich
Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, October 30, 1928, lot 148
Lisa and Heinrich Arnhold, Dresden
Ruth Arnhold Steiner, Piedmont, California
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 95a-b, pp. 322-3, illus. (one teabowl and saucer)