A MEISSEN HAUSMALER COFFEE POT AND COVER CIRCA 1725, WITH GERMAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, ELIAS ADAM, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1724-28
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN HAUSMALER COFFEE POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1725, WITH GERMAN SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, ELIAS ADAM, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1724-28
decorated in Augsburg, possibly by Bartholomäus Seuter, the body applied in low relief with flowering branches picked out in green, blue and gilding, painted with birds perching in branches and insects, with gilt scroll borders at the rims, the mounts with stamped town mark for Augsburg, EA for Elias Adam
height 7¼ in.
The piece is intact and in overall good condition and appearance. The mounts have some areas of tarnish. There is some scattered areas of rubbing to the gilding. Minute chips to the applied flowers on the sides
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.
Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II Collection, sold, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, June 26, 1982, lot 105
G. Röbbig, Munich, bearing label
Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Museum,Frühes Meissener Porzellan Kostbarkeiten aus deutschen Privatsammlungen, January 19 - April 6 1997
Ulrich Pietsch and Kristian Jacobsen,Frühes Meissener Porzellan, Munich, 1997, pp. 200-201, cat. no. 157.
An oval sugar bowl and cover decorated in this manner and likely from the same service was in the Collection of the Antique Porcelain Company of New York, sold at Sotheby's New York, May 24, 2007, lot 337. A tea and coffee service with similar colored applied branches with gilt chinoiserie vignettes was in the Collection of Dr. Wilhelm Dosquet, sold (anonymously) by Hans W. Lange, Berlin, May 19-21, 1941, lot 613. An exceptional early Meissen jug painted with related bird specimens attributed to Bartholomäus Seuter was in the Collection of Siegfried and Lola Kramarsky, sold at Christie's New York, October 30, 1993, lot 12.