THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN FOOTED HAUSMALER CREAM-POT AND COVER
painted in the workshop of Franz Ferdinand Mayer of Pressnitz,after engravings by Nicolaes Berghem, of squat-form supported on three paw-feet, affixed with a scroll handle and spout, painted with vignettes of peasant scenes and a large fly, with gilded foliate scrollwork bands at the rims, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue
height 4⅝ in.
In good appearance. Restoration to one paw-foot.
Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.
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. Siegfried Ducret Collection, Kilchberg (by 1959)
Gertrud Rudigier, Munich
Acquired from the above in 2000
Rudolf Just, 'Neue Forschungen über die Pressnitzer Hausmalerei', Keramik-Freunde der Schweiz, April 1959, no. 46, p. 32, pl. IX, no. 22
Siegfried Ducret, Keramik und Graphik des 18. Jahrhundert. Vorlagen für Maler and Modelleure, Braunschweig, 1973, pp. 118-119, pls. 147-150.