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A Meissen 'café-au-lait'-ground Hausmaler teapot and cover, circa 1750. Photo: Bonhams.

En suite with the previous lots, decorated in the workshop of F.J. Ferner, the fluted exterior painted with a lady and man in a pastoral landscape flanked by their sheep, the rim of the teapot with lacework gilding, the cover with a continuous landscape including a reclining man, sheep and tree, the wishbone-handle and spout in gold, 11cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed number 3 and 19 on the inside of the rim (2). Estimate £1,200 - 1,800 (€1,500 - 2,200)

Literature: R. Röntgen, The Book of Meissen (1984), pl. 222;
U. Pietsch, Frühes Meissener Porzellan aus einer Privatsammlung (1993), no. 98

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

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