SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE | Property from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold, sold to benefit the Arnhold Foundation
May 1, 05:21 PM GMT
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Property from the Collection of Henry H. Arnhold, sold to benefit the Arnhold Foundation
A MEISSEN KAKIEMON OCTAGONAL TEAPOT AND COVER, CIRCA 1730
with a faceted spout and loop handle, painted on the front and reverse with the same scene of a phoenix in flight above a leafy stem of flowering chrysanthemum, the cover with a further chrysanthemum spray with a gilt cone finial and brown-edged rim, the handle with a single flower, crossed swords mark in blue enamel, impressed Dreher's mark ※ for Andreas Schiefer (Rainer Rückert, Biographische Daten der Meißener Manufakturisten des 18. Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1990, p. 126).
Height: 4⅜ in. (11 cm.)
Christie's, London, 30 September 1991, Lot 193
E. & H. Manners, London (acquired in 2001)
Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York 2008, no. 127, p. 359, illus.
The sugar box and cover probably associated with this teapot was sold in the same Christie's 1991 sale, Lot 194.