A MEISSEN CREAM JUG, COVER AND STAND, CIRCA 1740
painted with fête champêtre vignettes after Watteau, polychrome decorated with couples in sepia monochrome landscapes, among scattered ombrierte Holzscnitt Blumen and insects in the manner of Johann Gottfried Klinger, the cover and stand with gitterwerk borders reserved with quatrefoil cartouches painted in purpurmalerei with estuary scenes, with bud finial, scroll handle and leaf-moulded spout, the pot supported by three lion's paw feet
14cm. high, the stand 17.7 cm. diameter
Overall of reasonably good appearence. The finial has been broken off and re-stuck and has been ground around the break. The cream jug has a small filled rim chip. The glaze is slightly uneven to the rim where it is thin in some areas and has pooled slightly in others, this is part of the manufacturing process.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Schloss Ahlden, Auktion 78, 19.9.1992, lot 1568.