A Meissen silver-gilt-mounted Hausmaler coffee pot and cover, circa 1720-25. Photo: Bonhams.

Decorated in Augsburg in gilding, attributed to Abraham Seuter, with a continuous chinoiserie scene depicting figures beneath parasols and trees engaged in various amusing pursuits, between fluted bands embellished with gilt dots, scrollwork and stripes, the handle and spout gilt, the domed cover with insects and exotic birds perched on branches, the silver mounts by Elias Adam, Augsburg, town and maker's mark, 20.6cm high (minor rubbing) (2). Estimate £12,000 - 18,000 (€15,000 - 23,000)

Provenance: Anon. Sale, Galerie Stuker, Berne 1960;
Konsul Dr. Alphons Wiederkehr Collection, Zürich, by 1972

Literature: Siegfried Ducret, Meissener Porzellan (1971), vol. I, col. pl. II and front cover

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