Meissen Porcelain Hexagonal Tea Canister and Cover
Circa 1725-30, gilder's 19. to caddy and cover, painted in the manner of J.G. Höroldt and his follower P.E. Schindler
Of ribbed-baluster form, finely painted with six recessed panels of large standing chinoiserie figures at various pursuits on grassy terraces, one panel with a male figure holding a pike, a second holding a pennant while being offered tea, a third depicts a female figure holding a fan and cup, accompanied by a child resting a tray and pot on a table, a fourth with a male holding a ribbon-tied basket, a fifth depicts a male figure with bells amusing a child, and the sixth presenting a sculpted figure balanced on a platter, the ribs and rims enriched with gilt bands, the recessed top of the cylindrical cover with a gilt chased floral circlet within a gilt line.
Height 4 inches.
Sotheby's, London, 16 March 1970, lot 125.
For a similar example, see the Forsythe Wickes Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, accession no. 65.2048a-b. Also see Christie's, London sales, 7 October 1996, lot 377 for an example attributed to Schindler and 6 December 2004, lot 406 for another in the manner of Höroldt.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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