A Meissen teabowl and saucer, circa 1723. Photo Bonhams 

Each painted with a chinoiserie scene within a gilt quatrelobe cartouche with Böttger lustre and edged with iron-red scrollwork, the teabowl with indianische Blumen and a bird on the reverse and an iron-red circular stylized chinoiserie landscape to the interior, gilt scrollwork border to the rims, three iron-red concentric circles to reverse of saucer, the teabowl: 4.6cm high; the saucer: 12.7 cm diam., incised x inside footrim of saucer and / to teabowl (2). Estimate: £20,000 - 30,000 / €25,000 - 37,000 / US$ 32,000 - 48,000. Unsold

ProvenanceWith Newman & Newman Ltd.;
The Property of the Viscount Boyd of Merton, sold by Christie's London, 6 December 2004, lot 402 (part)

LiteratureUlrich Pietsch, Passion for Meissen (2010), no. 13

Bonhams. 5 Dec 2012 13:30 GMT London, New Bond StreetThe Marouf Collection, Part I: highly important 18th century Meissen porcelain