A Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1725, with German silver-gilt mounts, probably Paul Solanier, Augsburg, circa 1721-27

A Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1725, with German silver-gilt mounts, probably Paul Solanier, Augsburg, circa 1721-27 (detail)

A Meissen Hausmaler coffee pot and hinged cover, circa 1725, with German silver-gilt mounts, probably Paul Solanier, Augsburg, circa 1721-27. Estimate 10,000 — 12,000 GBP (13,947 - 16,736 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

decorated in gilding in the Seuter-Workshop, Augsburg, with four vignettes of chinoiserie figures, the body of the coffee pot applied in high relief with two flowering branches of jasmine with perching birds and a single bird in flight, the cover with three branches, and gilded with two birds resting on a branch, 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. high

ProvenanceSotheby's London, 16th October 1979, lot 106, sold alongside its original tea and coffee service, lots 107-113

BibliographyUlrich Pietsch, Preziosen, einer süddeutschen Kunstsammlung, 2001, pp. 54-55

Sotheby's. A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections, Londres, 09 juin 2015, 10:30 AM