P047B - MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEABOWL AND A SAUCER
Circa 1740, blue crossed swords marks to both, gilder’s mark H. and impressed former’s mark to the teabowl. Impressed former’s mark to the cup.
The teabowl painted in colors with landscapes within shaped gilt and black cartouches, the interior with a Kaufertei scene within concentric red lines, the saucer in puce harbor scene, its underside with strays of indianische Blumen (2)
5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm) diameter, the saucer
3-1/8” diameter, the cup
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 189, plate 51, fig. 207.
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art between June 1955 and May 1960
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR in the late 1950’s
MEISSEN TEA BOWL - YELLOW FOND – CIRCA 1740
This tea cup without handles was purchased in 1952 from Parke Burnet Galleries. While the shape is early, the design appears to be about 1740. It was at this period that the gold band at the fond outlining the design was lightly outlined in black. The scenes are landscapes. The yellow is of medium intensity. The mark is a crossed sword. The inside of the cup has a landscape scene enclosed in two red concentric circles. This may indicate that the specimen is of earlier date. The gold letter H also is present.
MEISSEN SAUCER - BISCUIT COLORED? – CIRCA 1735
This saucer was purchased in Berne, Switzerland, in 1950 from Stahlein, a dealer. We purchased it on account of the unusual color of the ground and the fact that the Indian blumen flowers in purple monochrome were painted on the fond. This is not usua1. The design is also in deep purple monochrome. It is a harbor scene and is enclosed in two circles also in purple. The mark is a crossed sword. It also has an impressed pattern number 53. Honey says among the grounds developed by 1725 was a "pale biscuit color." This is probably the color he had in mind.