A rare Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1730

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Lot 48
A rare Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1730

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,958) inc. premium
A rare Meissen octagonal two-handled beaker and saucer, circa 1730
Painted in a famille verte palette with a bird perched on rockwork flanked by Oriental flowers, the rims with a trellis floral band reserved with panels enclosing flowerheads and leaves, an iron-red flower inside the beaker, caduceus and pseudo-Chinese mark within two concentric circles in underglaze-blue (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Edmond de Rothschild Collection;
    Anon. sale, Christie's London, 28 March 1977, lot 8;
    Acquired in the above sale;
    The Collection of Eveline Newgas

    A similar octagonal beaker and saucer, also formerly in the Edmond de Rothschild collection, is in the Arnhold Collection, New York (M. Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50 (2008), no. 87.).
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