A Meissen porcelain tea caddy with rare heraldic decor

A Meissen porcelain tea caddy with rare heraldic decor

Of compressed baluster form with original lid. Decorated with a rare coat-of-arms with palm fronds surrounding two lions rampant holding aloft a wreath on an enamel blue field. The reverse decorated with a large and finely painted Chinoiserie scene. A border to the shoulders with four Chinoiserie scenes in puce camaieu. Enamelled crossed swords mark. A firing crack to the basal ring. H 11 cm.
Ca. 1726, the Chinoiseries attributed to Johann Gregorius Hoeroldt.

The coat-of-arms could be that of the Italian de Andreo family.

Provenance

Continental family ownership.

Literature

For the exact date cf. a bowl with highly similar Chinoiseries dated 7th May 1726 in the Davids Collection in Copenhagen (in: Lassen, Meissen Porcelaen, Copenhagen 1985, p. 90 ff).

Lot 734 Nα

Estimate:
6.000 € - 8.000 €

Result:
16.120 €