A Meissen slop-bowl, circa 1728, enamelled blue crossed swords mark, gilder’s 73. Estimate £10,000 – £15,000 ($15,900 – $23,850). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Painted on each side with a shipping scene with figures in discussion on a wooded shoreline before galleons within shaped oval cartouches with Böttger-lustre panels edged with scrolls, flanked by sprays of indianische Blumen, the interior with a ship in full sail approaching a quay within a similar cartouche below a Laub-und-Bandelwerk border (minute glaze chip at edge of painted scene, minor wear to gilt rim) – 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam.
Provenance: Property of the Late H.A. Grothe van Schellach of Rotterdam; sale, Sotheby’s, London, 8 December 1970, lot 126. The sale also included other pieces from the same service: a coffee-pot, teapot, teacaddy and cover, an oval sugar-box and cover, six related teabowls and saucers and five related beakers and saucers (see lots 124,125,127-134).
With Winfred Williams, London.
Notes: A pair of teabowls and saucers from the same service were sold in these Rooms on 8 December 2003, lot 118.
Christie’s. THE JOHN SHEARER COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT MEISSEN, VINCENNES AND SEVRES, 25 November 2014, London, King Street