P157 - MEISSEN TEA BOWL AND SAUCER
Circa 1724, gilt X and Z marks, workshop of J.G. Höroldt
Finely painted with Chinoiserie scenes within gilt, iron-red and Böttger lustre panels, the interior and sides with inidianische Blumen, Gitterwerk at the rims
Tea bowl: 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm) high, 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm) diameter
Saucer: 5 in. (12.7 cm) diameter
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 189, plate 55, fig. 221.
On display in the Scott-Allen Collection at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia from 1976 until 1996
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” in The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from June 1955 until May 1960.
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR IN THE LATE 1950’S
MEISSEN TEA CUP AND SAUCER CR. 1722
This cup and saucer was purchased in 1950 in Bern, Switzerland from Hans Enderli. It is of the early shape and decoration polychrome Chinoiserie. It is before the mark dating Cr, 1722. The decoration of the saucer consists of the Chinese Empress seated in a high back chair, holding a fan in her left hand. The Emperor is standing at her side holding in his left hand a very long handled fan. Before them is a large table with a bowl of flowers and tea pot boiling.
The copper luster and gold filigree picked out in red and lavender and surmounted around the inside edges of the cup and saucer with unusually fine C scroll lattice work. The bottom of the cup with flowers and the bottom of the saucer having the three red concentric circles. The gold mark X is on each Piece.