TWO MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND POURING CUPS

TWO MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND POURING CUPS

Circa 1730

Each 5.8 cm high, 10.1 cm across

Underglaze-blue crossed swords marks

Impressed Dreher’s marks: for Johann Martin Kittel

 

 

Reserved with black-edged quatrelobe panels on each side painted in the style of A. F. von Löwenfinck with polychrome ‘contour’ chinoiseries of brightly coloured figures engaged in various pursuits, highlighted in gold, the spouts, handles and inside wells with small single Kakiemon flower sprigs. The rims painted brown.

The designs on either side of one of the cups are taken from a coloured copper engraving published by Johann Christoph Weigel illustrated by Claudia Bodinek in Raffinesse im Akkord, Meissener Porzelanmalerei und ihre Grafischen Vorlagen, (SKD Kupferstich-Kabinett Inv. B 1156.2 / 11.2., p. 567, pl. 421).

Condition:
Some flaking to brown-edged rim

Provenance:
Collection of Sir Jeffrey Tate Kt. CBE and Klaus Kuhlemann

Literature:
Claudia Bodinek, Raffinesse im Akkord, Meissener Porzelanmalerei und ihre Grafischen Vorlagen, Band 2, (SKD, Michael Imhof Verlag, 2018),

References:
For another cup of the same service from the Oppenheimer collection, see A. Den Blaauwen, Meissen Porcelain in the Rijksmuseum (2000), no. 214, (inv. no. BK-17378). This cup was subsequently restituted to the Oppenheimer Estate and sold by Sotheby’s, New York, 14 September 2021, lot 102

The same cup is also illustrated in Claudia Bodinek, Raffinesse im Akkord, Meissener Porzelanmalerei und ihre Grafischen Vorlagen, Volume 2, (SKD, Michael Imhof Verlag, 2018), p. 569, pl 422a, 422b

 

Price: £5,500