Meissen porcelain ‘Puce ground’ bowl, c. 1740.
Meissen porcelain bowl, c. 1740. The puce ground bowl, finely painted to the front, with a shaped panel, contains a couple wearing 18th Century costume, seated in a rural landscape. The reverse with a similar panel, of figures conversing, before a river.
The interior with an en puce camaieu painted scene of merchants in a harbour scene. All on a gold ground.
Underglaze blue crossed swords mark to the base.
Diameter – 16.5 cm, 6 1/2”.
Height – 8 cm, 3 1/8”.
Condition: Slight wear to the gilding, commensurate with the bowls age. No damage. No restoration.