Meissen Tea Caddy With Rare Mining Decoration

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Meissen Tea Caddy With Rare Mining Decoration

A rare Meissen Tea Caddy depicting Mining subjects, the rectangular form painted in the manner of Bonaventura Gottlieb Häuer with miners at various activities running continuously around all sides, the front showing two miners in their green caps sieving the minerals, the side panel with a miner carrying rock to a shaft, the reverse with an overseer at discussion with a miner, both standing before a fence, the other side with a further miner raking golden nuggets, all within a wooded rocky landscape beneath a gittermerk border, the arched shoulders with sprigs of European flowers, the cover with a seated miner smoking and holding his pick in one hand, with open flower finial and further gittermerk border.

Circa 1740

Provenance
Private English Collection

Exhibited
Private English Collection

Dimensions
Height: 5 ins (12.5 cms)

Item No. 1286

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