C1745 German Meissen Cup, Crossed Swords Mark, Puce Landscapes Turquoise/gilding
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C1745 German Meissen Cup, Crossed Swords Mark, Puce Landscapes Turquoise/gilding:
MEISSEN CUP circa 1745
A very sophisticated oval cup with panel shaping, turquoise/eau de nilground with puce landscapes in gilded cartouches. The handle is gilded and very ornate, almost Oriental in style, with spurs top and bottom.
The inside rim has a gilded pattern and there is a broad band of gilding round thefairly small footrim.
Both main decorations are in puce and feature Dutch style figures in tall hats and cloaks standing by a brick tower and seascapeon one side and on the other, a Turkish or Chinese figure awaiting the arrival of a ship with his goods ready to load. Birds are flying high and the puce has been used in a smudgy way to represent the clouds. It is all beautifully painted.
Height of cup: 7.5 cm (3 inches)
Marks: please see photo - crossed swords mark in underglaze blue and a gilder's mark (A or H) in gold.
Condition: some rubbing to the gilding on the handle and the rim; a 3cm hairline crack running from the rim just beside the handle(you can perhaps see it in the photo with the handle on the left); a miniscule rim chip opposite side of the handle. Otherwise it is in very good condition and a lovely example of the work done at the Meissen factory in Germanyin the 1800's.On 23-Jun-13 at 10:09:12 BST, seller added the following information:
Last sentence should read......AT THE MEISSEN FACTORY IN THE 18TH C. Sorry, typo! It was of course made in about 1745.