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Amazing Kakiemon Sauce Dish

This is a rare and super fancy gravy dish / sauce boat made by Meissen in the mid to late 19th century. While I ahve seen these in books from their original period in the 18th century ai have never seen a later version so I was thrilled to find it. As fancy a sauce dish as I have ever seen. I assume the top with its spikes is meant to imitate a sea shell and it is hand painted on the top inside with a superb Kakiemon design in those amazing colors with flowers and a bird. The outside has a ncie relief design to the top rim with some smaller Kakiemon flowers but the best part are the two maskaron faces under each spout of a lady's head with a puce scarf and colorful feather headdress. The piece stands on four fancy feet highlighted with puce trim and has a handle to either side. As fancy as they come and really a neat piece! The sauciere is in great condition with some of the spikes on the top edge having small chips to them but nothing that is obvious and it displays perfectly! I wish it was 100 years older but hey I'll take it :) The piece is 3.875 inches tall including the handles, 9.625 inches wide and 7.25 inches deep including the handles.. It is marked underneath with the under glaze blue crossed swords as well as the usual impressed numbers of the period. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $999
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