Meissen punch bowl, Schmetterling ‘Butterfly’ pattern, c.1740

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Meissen small punch bowl, the gently lobed form moulded with the ‘old ozier’ basket weave border, the lower portion boldly painted with a large-scale version of the Kakiemon-inspired Schmetterling, or ‘Butterfly’ pattern, including two butterflies and a large bunch of flowers tied with a yellow bow.

Underglaze crossed swords mark,
incised ‘3’ near footrim,
Circa 1740

21cm wide, 9.5cm high

Firing faults, minor restorations to gilt rim & minor wear to interior enamel paint

Trade sticker for Newman & Newman Antiques, London

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