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Property of a Private West Coast Collector

A Meissen Tea and Coffee Service, Circa 1723-25

Lot Closed

October 17, 04:55 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


A Meissen Tea and Coffee Service, Circa 1725

painted with European figures at various pursuits in countryside, quayside or river scenes painted with cloudy skies, within Böttger lustre, iron-red, puce and gilt scrollwork-edged shaped quatrefoil cartouches and scattered insects and sprigs of indianische Blumen, with gilt scrollwork borders, comprising:

a coffee pot and a cover;

a teapot and cover;

an oval sugar bowl and cover;

a hexagonal tea canister and cover;

and six teabowls and saucers,

the cover of the teapot with a continuous scene of merchants with their wares, the interiors of teabowls with medallions of flowering indianische Blumen in a fenced garden, undersides of saucers with concentric circles in iron-red, crossed swords marks in blue enamel to coffee pot and sugar bowl, K.P.M mark in underglaze-blue to teapot, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue to teabowls and saucers, gilt numeral 24., teabowls and saucers with incised / to inside edges of footrims. 20 pieces.

height of coffee pot 8 1/2 in., 21.6 cm

Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.