01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Eleven Pieces of Marcolini Period Meissen and Meissen-type Porcelain

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM


Eleven Pieces of Marcolini Period Meissen and Meissen-type Porcelain, Dresden, late 18th to early 19th century, a plate with a central profile portrait of Socrates, dia. 8 7/8; a plate with polychrome oblique flower sprays, dia. 9 1/2; two cups and saucers in an Indian Rock pattern, saucer dia. 5/4, cup ht. 2 1/2; a cup and saucer with yellow tulip sprays and russet rims, saucer dia. 5 3/8, cup ht. 1 7/8; a cup and saucer with polychrome flower sprays, saucer dia. 5 3/8; cup ht. 1 7/8; and a covered cup with navy ground, the lid with rosette finial and the opening lines of Horace's Odes 1.1 where he praises Maecenas, the cup with profile portrait of the latter, total ht. 3 3/4 in., all with first quality crossed swords mark.
Estimate $800-1,200

Socrates plate with 3/8 in. chip to rim and repaired chip to foot. Flower spray plate with small scattered nicks and chips to foot. One Indian Rock saucer broken in multiple pieces. The other with a small chip to rim and a crack from rim inward. The cups in good general condition. Yellow tulip saucer with chip to foot. Cup in good general condition. Polychrome flower spray cup with inpainting to minor chips along rim. Saucer in good general condition. Maecenas lid with inpainted chip to rim. The cup in good general condition. All with age typical loss to gilt and enamel.