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A rare meissen silver-gilt mounted ewer (Schnabelkanne), circa 1725, the hinged silver-gilt cover with Augsburg town mark and maker's mark EA for Elias Adam

the cylindrical body probably painted by J.G.Höroldt, with a continuous scene of Orientals at various pursuits including a mandarin being carried in a palanquin by two bearers, a couple embracing, a kneeling boy playing with a toy, between bands of gilt Laub-und Bandelwerk, the circular spreading foot with a broad gilt band, the cover and handle mount flat chased with Régence ornament on matting (haircrack across lower handle terminal, some wear to gilding) - 24cm., 9½in. Estimate 30,000—40,000 GBP

NOTE: Two undecorated examples of this rare form at Lustheim are illustrated by R.Rückert, Meissner Porzellan (Munich 1966), pl.9, nos.22 and 23.

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Sotheby's. Important Continental Furniture, Ceramics and Clocks. 02 Dec 08. London - www.sotheby's.com