A Meissen two-handled ecuelle and cover, circa 1725. Estimate £15,000 – 20,000 (€19,000 – 25,000). Photo: Bonhams.
Raised on three feet, each side painted with a chinoiserie scene depicting figures taking tea at a table, flanked by flowers, vases and various objects, within a gilt scrollwork cartouche filled with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red scrollwork, painted with sprigs of indianische Blumen below the rectangular gilt-edged handles and on the feet, the gilt-edged rim with an iron-red band of whorls, the cover with three chinoiserie vignettes below the gilt knopped finial, enclosed by iron-red lines and borders of gilt foliate scrollwork and a red band reserved with chrysanthemums and floral scrollwork, 14.5cm high, 16.2cm diam (minor chips) (2)
A closely similar ecuelle and cover with later ormolu mounts in the Staatliches Museum, Schwerin (formerly in the Grand Ducal Residence), is illustrated by Ulrich Pietsch, Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775, exhibition catalogue (1996), no. 125.
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