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Hard-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold. Marks: gilder's 52. in gold to base of bowl and saucer. Circular teabowl and saucer with shaped cartouches outlined in gold and painted with polychrome chinoiseries. An Oriental man stands holding a bell-toy and whisk beside fences...

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Inscription

Marks: gilder's 52. in gold to base of bowl and saucer

Provenance

March 1, 1993, sold from the property of "a Danish lady" at Christie's, London, lot 121 and bought by the MFA for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection [see note 1]. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

German, about 1725

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

4.4 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1993.230.2a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain