P134 - FRANKENTHAL BLUE MOSAÏK TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE-LIPPED SAUCEBOAT
Circa 1765, blue crowned monogram mark
Decorated in the Sèvres style with stylized bird cartouches reserved beneath each spout within a wide gilt-edged trellis border
8-1/2 in. long
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 193, plate 100, fig. 341.
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR IN THE LATE 1950’S
This sauce boat was purchased from Marshall Fields in Chicago. It carries the mark of Carl Theodoer in underglaze blue. It also has a mark probably of the workman or painter, consisting of a floral decoration on the base. This is most unusual except in Chinese porcelain, where it is sometimes found on K’ang Hsi Porcelain.
Another peculiarity is that the porcelain is quite soft. Frankenthal, like-other German porcelain, is all hard paste. It is possible that this specimen is Chelsea and the Carl Theodore mark was added by Chelsea in the same way they frequently used the crossed swords mark.