A Capo di Monte, Naples porcelain soup cup and saucer with cover
A Capo di Monte, Naples porcelain soup cup and saucer with cover. Decorated on a white ground with incised decoration and overglaze painted with depictions of swans and herons with fish on a lake amongst reeds and with gilt bands running around the scallop shaped saucer's edge and to the base, rim and cover of the cup and gilt highlights to the foliate handles. The cover's finial is modeled as a hatched chick within an egg. Both the cup and saucer are marked with a gilt 'N' below a crown. 8.6 in (21.8 cm) diameter.
Auction Date: February 2013