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18th Nov 2019
Three Meissen animal figures from left Bolognese terrier pug and crouching cat

Meissen porcelain is amongst the highlights of Keys Auctioneers and Valuers’ three day Fine Sale, which takes place from Wednesday 27th November to Friday 29th November at its Aylsham, Norfolk salerooms, and live online at www.the-saleroom.com.

Amongst the Meissen on sale is a number of Meissen animal figures, including; an 11cm high model of a pug, circa 1750, modelled by J J Kaendler (estimate £1,500-£2,000); a 12cm high model of a Bolognese terrier, also modelled by J J Kaendler (estimate £500-£700); and a rare 15cm long model of a crouching cat, probably 19th century (estimate £500-£700).

Another Meissen lot is a part porcelain coffee set, circa 1740, comprising sugar box and cover, hot water jug and four cups and saucers, all painted with Kauffahrtei scenes of merchants and their wares by a quayside and an estuary with castles and other buildings in the background (estimate £3,000-£3,500).

Also going under the hammer in the sale is a 22cm high Bottger porcelain coffee pot circa 1730, decorated with two chinoiserie scenes after Horoldt with panels surrounded by Bottger lustre and iron red scroll work and the front with Indianischeblumen.  The cover is adorned with similar decoration.  The pot has a gilder's mark number 57, whilst the spout has a collector's label for the Robbig Collection.  The pre-sale estimate is £6,000-£8,000

“Ceramics are always a feature of our Fine Sales, and these Meissen pieces – with several others in the sale – will go under the hammer alongside a real treasure trove of porcelain from Dresden, Lowestoft, Worcester, Nymphenberg, Sevres, Wedgewood, Delft and several other makers,” said David Broom, ceramics expert at Keys.

Keys’ three day Fine sale – the third and last of the year – takes place from Wednesday 27th November to Friday 29th November at Keys’ Aylsham, Norfolk salerooms, and live online at www.the-saleroom.com.  More details and a full catalogue can be found at www.keysauctions.co.uk.