PERIOD: 18th century
A WÜRZBURG TWO-HANDLED QUATREFOIL SUGAR-BOWL AND COVER 1775-80 Of compressed form, with entwined stylised dolphin handles and cone finial, supported on four scroll feet, moulded with borders of scrolls, beading and stylised acanthus, painted in a pale palette with vignettes of fortified buildings in estuary landscapes, within gilt line rims (finial restuck, one foot replaced with some associated overpainting, stained star-cracks to base) 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) wide Lot Notes For pieces from a very similar service, see Hans-Peter Trenschel and Ludwig Wamser, Würzburger Porzellan, Maninfränkisches Museum, Würzburg, 11th - 14th December 1986, Exhibition Catalogue (Würzburg, 1986), cat. nos. 25, 28 & 29, and p. 141 and p. 81 for colour illustrations of a teapot of related form.