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A Meissen coffee pot and cover, circa 1726-27. Photo: Bonhams.

Painted with flowering branches of indianische Blumen above two iron-red lines, smaller sprigs on the spout and handle, the domed cover with similar sprigs enclosed by an iron-red and gilt floral border reserved with demi-florets, gilt finial, 20.4cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue (restoration to tip of spout and rim of cover) (2). Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,200 - 9,900)

Literature: U. Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung (1993), no. 58

Exhibited: Lübeck, Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck - St. Annen-Museum, 'Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung', 14 November 1993-31 January 1994;
Aachen, Museen der Stadt Aachen - Couven Museum, 'Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung', 26 February-20 April 1994

A similar coffee pot and cover was sold in these Rooms from the Delphinium Collection, 20 March 2013, lot 26. A similarly decorated teapot and cover with eagle spout was in the Siegfried Salz Collection, sold by Cassirer and Helbing, Berlin, 26-27 March 1929, lot 206, and another is in the Dr. Ernst Schneider Collection, Schloss Lustheim (J. Weber, Meißener Porzellane mit Dekoren nach ostasiatischen Vorbildern, vol. II (2013), no. 444).

Bonhams. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS. London, New Bond Street, 18 Jun 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/