A rare Meissen beaker in a gilt metal and tortoiseshell trembleuse mount.

A rare Meissen beaker in a gilt metal and tortoiseshell trembleuse mount.

Thin-walled porcelain decorated to one side with a large gilt cartouche containing a half-length figure of a man writing a letter before a view of a city under siege. The other side with a contrasting kakiemon style depiction of a boy. Iron red dash mark. H of beaker 7.8 cm.
Ca. 1722 - 25, the decor generally attributed to Johann Gregorius Hoeroldt.

This style of decor, which creates a feeling of perspective and tension through the juxtaposition of the half-length figure placed in the front of the frame and the far horizon of the background was introduced relatively early on by Hoeroldt.

Provenance

From an old Rhenish family collection.

Literature

A further beaker and saucer from the same service in the Wark Collection in: Pietsch, London 2011, cat. 105.

Lot 608 Dα

Estimate:
8.000 € - 10.000 €

Result:
11.160 €