A late 18th to early 19th century Meissen rib moulded sugar bowl and cover hand decorated with a banded hedge pattern in Japanese Kakiemon style in puce, with Rococo style Indian flowers, gold trim, gold points and intricate net borders. The British museum indicates early European porcelain banded hedge patterns were based on designs on Japanese Arita porcelains arriving in Europe in the early eighteenth century and Banded Hedge was one of the most popular motifs at Meissen in the 1720s and 1730s, at Saint-Cloud in the 1730s and 1740s, and later at Chelsea.
Meissen porcelains continued to be decorated with various banded hedge themed patterns into the early 19th century. This item bears Meissen's Marcolini period mark (1774 - 1817). It measures 4 1/2 inches across top of bowl section and 4 inches tall with lid. There is a chip just on the edge of the lid flange (illustrated), unseen when in place, and light losses to gilding, but otherwise in fine condition.
From the same estate I had a Meissen tea bowl and saucer in this same pattern (now sold) and an 18th century Limbach lidded pot with a similar banded hedge pattern that may have intended to copy this particular pattern by Meissen.
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