STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics

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A RARE MEISSEN PORCELAIN TRIPOD TABLE, SECOND-HALF 19TH CENTURY

Lot Closed

October 21, 05:07 PM GMT

Estimate

70,000 - 100,000 USD

Lot Details

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A RARE MEISSEN PORCELAIN TRIPOD TABLE, SECOND-HALF 19TH CENTURY


the table top painted with a large scene of four figures in woodland playing backgammon, after the engraving by Nicolas de Larmessin III after the painting 'Afternoon' from the series The Four Times of Day by Nicolas Lancret, the shaped edge molded with scrollwork and cartouches reserving painted flowers, enriched with a gilt scrollwork border, supported on a scroll- and rocaille- molded stem elaborately embellished with encrusted vines of flowers, and two small perching birds, the base with three molded scroll cartouches reserving flower sprays, the whole painted with scattered small sprigs, supported on three scroll feet, the underside of table top with crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, indistinct impressed numerals including 116 W, 53 or 33(?)

diameter of tabletop 23 in.; overall height 31 in.

58.5 cm; 78.8 cm

The Four Times of Day by Nicolas Lancret was completed by February 1741, when the engraver Nicolas de Larmessin III presented proofs of his engravings of them to the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris. The series of paintings is now in the National Gallery of Art, London.