A Meissen Baluster Hot-Milk Jug and Cover

A Meissen Baluster Hot-Milk Jug and Cover


A Meissen Baluster Hot-Milk Jug and Cover, with elaborate interlocking scroll handle enriched in gilding and with ‘Frauenkopf’ finial with plumed tricorn hat and a male-mask spout, both modelled by J.J. Kaendler, the spout formed as a pierced corner of the tricorn hat, painted with ‘Bienemuster’ and butterflies below a band of ozier moulding, edged with gilt lines, the slightly domed cover with ozier moulding and scattered ‘Indianische Blumen’ about a stylised bud finial.

Circa: 1740

Blue crossed swords mark and former’s mark of impressed YY.

Anon., sale Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, November 1966, lot 2.

From a distinguished private continental collection of early Meissen and continental ceramics. See the coffee-pot of similar form formerly in the Grossherzöge von Baden Collection sold by Sotheby’s on 7th October 1995, lot 1296. A cup and saucer in the Arnhold Collection, Meissen Porcelain 1710-1750, Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, no. 97, p.352. This pattern appears on the stand to the plat de ménage in Schloss Lustheim, a model designed for Count Bruhl in 1737.

Height: 6¼ ins. (16 cms.)

Item No. 1359

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