Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Coffee Pot and Cover
Circa 1730, in the manner of J.G. Höroldt, gilder's 84. to the cover and pot, the footrim with Dreher's mark of two dots for Johann Martin Kittel the Younger
Of pear shape with gilt funnel spout and indianische-Blumen decorated scroll handle, finely painted front and back with paired Chinese figures in gardens, one with a seated gentleman and attendant, the other with two men conversing beneath a parasol, each within an elaborate Böttger-lustre and gilt cartouche, trimmed with iron-red scrollwork, the neck with Laub-und-Bandelwerk, the conforming domed cover with a flattened spire finial above strutting birds in landscape.
Height 7 7/8 inches, width 5 1/4 inches.
At Meissen in 1723-1724, Johann Gregorius Höroldt began compiling over 1000 Chinoiserie sketches for a design book known as the 'Schulz-Codex'. By 1730, he was supervising forty-six painters of chinoiseries. For an Augsburg silver-gilt mounted example dated 1723-24, see the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, museum no. C.52-1909. For a similar example with a married cover, see Christie's, New York, 7 June 2013, lot 340.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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