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A rare Meissen armorial teabowl and saucer from the Ferrari service, circa 1735-38Photo Bonhams

Each decorated with the arms of Ferrari enclosed by a purple foliate scrollwork cartouche and surmounted by a black eagle, the teabowl painted with a chinoiserie scene on the reverse and indianische Blumen to the inside, the reverse of the saucer with three sprigs of indianische Blumen, the rims with gilt borders of stylised flowerheads and foliate scrollwork, crossed swords (saucer) and caduceus (teabowl) marks in underglaze-blue, impressed Dreher's mark of a cross for Johann Elias Grund Sen. to the teabowl (2). Lot 108. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 / €7,300 - 9,700 / US$ 9,500 - 13,000

Bonhams. 23 May 2012 10:30 a.m. London, New Bond StreetFine Meissen Porcelain from a Private Collection