(Germany 1710– )
bowl 7.0 x 19.3 x 13.9 cm; cover 6.0 x 14.4 cm diam; combined 12.5 x 19.3 x 14.4 cm
The branch handles and knop in the form of a double anemone are examples of the Meissen factory’s increasing interest in naturalistic motifs. The painted scenes, featuring inebriated peasants, are in the manner of the 17th-century Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger, whose work was much admired in aristocratic circles in the 18th century. The bowl would almost certainly have had a matching porcelain stand.
Richard Beresford (England; Australia) (Author), Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 20 (colour illus.). cat.no. 14