P163 - BÖTTGER PORCELAIN TEABOWL AND SAUCER
Applied with flowering vine
Saucer: 4 ¾ in (12.1 cm) diameter
Tea bowl: 1 ½ in. (3.8 cm) high
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 187, plate 38, fig. 144.
On display in the Scott-Allen Collection at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia from 1976 until 1996
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” in The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art from June 1955 until May 1960.
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR IN THE LATE 1950’S
MEISSEN WHITE CUP AND SAUCER – BOTTGER
This rare Meissen cup and saucer was a real find as it is of the earliest period 1710-1712. We found it in an antique shop in the western section of Berlin in 1957. The dealer did not know what it was as it is, of course, before the mark. It has little sprays of roses, vine or bay leaves exactly like the one shown by Honey from the Victoria & Albert as (b) Plate VII. The only other one seen was in the Vienna Museum. The porcelain is cream color and by transmitted light has no moons or tares. Truly an early specimen.