A Meissen porcelain tête à tête with Watteau scenes

A Meissen porcelain tête à tête with Watteau scenes

Coffee pot, tea pot and sugar box with covers, two cups with original saucers and a slop bowl. Of quatrefoil section with alternating scenes of elegant couples in garden landscapes and "deutsche blumen". Gilt strapwork rims. Blue crossed swords mark, incised R (coffee pot), purple 44 (base and lid of sugar box), pressnummers. Regilt, chips and further restorations to the flower finials. H coffee pot 14.8 cm.
Mid-18th C.

The leather-bound fitted case is thought to have been made for this service in the 18th century. Slight variations in the gilt lace rims of the pieces indicate that originally two near identical services were made but not sorted properly.


Hessian Collection.


Cf. similar decor in: Pietsch, Early Meissen Porcelain, The Wark Collection, London 2011, illus. 480 - 490.
The forms of a larger coffee pot, the cup, and the sugar box with similar decor in: Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, Munich 1966, illus. 386, 389 and 387.

Lot 733 Dα

10.000 € - 15.000 €

12.400 €