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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARTRIDGE-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, MOUNTED ON A ROCOCO GILT BRONZE BASE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARTRIDGE-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, MOUNTED ON A ROCOCO GILT BRONZE BASE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

A MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARTRIDGE-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, MOUNTED ON A ROCOCO GILT BRONZE BASE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

A MEISSEN PORCELAIN PARTRIDGE-FORM TUREEN AND COVER, MOUNTED ON A ROCOCO GILT BRONZE BASE, EARLY 19TH CENTURY


the bird seated on its nest in front of a spray of bulrushes

height 6 1/2 in.; width 6 1/2 in.

16.5 cm; 16.5 cm

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Meissen partridge boxes were available for English clientele in the 18th century, and the model was copied by the Derby porcelain factory in about 1760. A pair of Meissen examples still remain in the collection at Burghley House, Lincolnshire, England, and was recorded in the 1763 Inventory: “Lady Exeters dressing room……two partridges on their nests…Dresden china”. A Meissen partridge box with similar gilt-bronze mounts was sold at Sotheby's London, 28 June, 1973, lot 59. An unmounted box was in the Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, sold at Christie's New York, 9 May, 2018, lot 206.

Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was detected.