Lot 24: A Meissen coffee cup and saucer, c.1730, height 6.6cm, cup restored
November 29, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A Meissen coffee cup and saucer, c.1730, each piece painted with figures by a harbour, the saucer with a figure of a Turkish trader, within gilt alambrequin borders, the exterior and underside with pink powder grounds, underglaze blue crossed swords and gilt no. 66 marks, height 6.6cm, cup restored
The cup has been broken and restored with some messy repainting to the pink ground and hairline cracks across the reserves, the saucer however is in good condition with some light scratching to the glaze and an over glazed indentations to the inside of the foot made in manufacture.
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