Archive item - not for sale
Meissen lobed teabowl and saucer, circa 1745, decorated in the ‘kakiemon’ palette, with flowering branches of peony, the flowerheads with gilding, and two bamboo shootsand an insect, the well of the teabowl decorated with a single flowerhead, the loop handle with iron red spearhead decoration, the rims glazed brown, with underglaze-blue crossed swords mark to base, the saucer with incised dreher’s mark ‘B’, the teabowl with ‘53’; diameter of saucer: 5 in. (12.7 cm.), height of teabowl: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm.); condition: tiny frits to footrims. There is a beaker and saucer of this pattern in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Accession No. C.49:1, 2-2006.