A rare Meissen porcelain saucer from a service for King August III

A rare Meissen porcelain saucer from a service for King August III

A shaped, gilt rimmed saucer painted to the centre with Chinoiserie architecture and three half-figures in polychrome enamels. To the top two Chinoiserie figures in a small bracket holding the AR monogram in a shield. Two further figures with a bird to the lower edge. The underside decorated with three woodcut flowers and a small leaf over glaze flaws. Blue crossed swords mark, impressed 36. Two filled rim chips to the 7 and 10 o'clock positions, scratches. D 13.6 cm.
Ca. 1740.

Provenance

The Kocher Bern Collection, sold by Christie´s Amsterdam on 19th November 1973, lot 88.
Private collection, South Germany.

Literature

The tea bowl from this solitaire (?) formerly in the collection of Dr. Fritz Mannheimer, now in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (in: den Blaauwen, Meissen porcelain in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 2000, no. 109). Abraham L. den Blaauwen has located the following parts of this service: A small samowar, a coffee and a tea pot marked K.P.M., a sugar box, a tea caddy, the tea bowl, and this saucer. Despite the pressnummer, he dates this service to 1735-40.
The tea caddy from this service in: Ducret, Meissner Porzellan bemalt in Augsburg, 1718 bis um 1750, Bd. I, Braunschweig 1971, illus. 38.

Lot 1438 Dα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

Result:
12.400 €