Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

October 20, 2023: Fall Fine & Dec Arts Day One

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1183

GERMAN MEISSEN HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN OPEN SALTS, LOT OF FOUR

Estimate: $100 - $200
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GERMAN MEISSEN HAND-PAINTED PORCELAIN OPEN SALTS, LOT OF FOUR, each having polychrome decorations, comprising two double-form examples with center loop handle featuring bird motif, one tri-footed shell-form example featuring a romantic couple to interior, the man playing a flute, one tri-lobed example with relief floral decorations. Marks to underside include underglaze blue-crossed swords and "AR" to underside. Together with a Meissen-style ovoid-form example raised on four scrolled feet with figurehead busts of four women below bowl, having blue-crossed swords mark to underside. Five pieces total. Royal Porcelain Manufactory, Meissen, Germany. 19th century. 3 3/8" HOA.
Published: Jzyk and Robertson - The Open Salt Compendium, one bird motif example p. 188, pl. 546 far right and pl. 547 bottom right.

Condition

Double bird motif examples undamaged; tri-lobed example having some professional restoration to one side; shell example having one foot reattached; figurehead busts example having restoration to rim chip with associated hairline.

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From the Sandra Jzyk Collection, Norfolk, MA.