A Meissen yellow-ground coffee pot and cover. Circa 1740.

Of baluster form moulded with flowering prunus branches on either side reserved against the yellow ground, the scroll-moulded spout and wishbone handle edged in gilding, the domed cover similarly decorated, 22.6cm high, crossed swords in underglaze-blue, incised N inside footrim (cover, tip of spout and base of handle restored) (2) - Sold for £696

Bonhams. Fine European Ceramics, 3 Dec 2008. New Bond Street. Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved. www.bonhams.com