Property of a Private West Coast Collector
October 17, 04:55 PM GMT
30,000 - 50,000 USD
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.