A Meissen small coffee pot and cover, circa 1726-28. Photo: Bonhams.
Each side painted with a chinoiserie scene depicting two figures beneath a canopy and tree, respectively, within a gilt cartouche filled with Böttger lustre and edged with purple and iron-red scrollwork, indianische Blumen beneath the spout and handle, a band of gilt strap- and scrollwork below the rim, the handle with gilt scrollwork and indianische Blumen, the cover decorated with a continuous chinoiserie scene, 17.8cm high, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, gilt numeral 4. to both (minor restoration to edge of cover). Estimate £12,000 - 18,000 (€15,000 - 23,000)
Bonhams. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS. London, New Bond Street, 18 Jun 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/