A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, ca. 1710-15, section of handle replaced
Lot 64
A Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, circa 1710-15
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 16,808) inc. premium
Auction Details
A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, ca. 1710-15, section of handle replaced A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, ca. 1710-15, section of handle replaced A Meissen Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, ca. 1710-15, section of handle replaced
Lot Details
A Böttger stoneware octagonal teapot and cover, circa 1710-15
Modelled by Johann Jacob Irminger, of octagonal tapering form, the polished sides alternated with a moulded unpolished grotesques mask at the spout and an unpolished heraldic emblem under the handle, the spout shaped as an eagle's head, the handle formed of multiple interlinking flat-sided c-scrolls, the polished cover of similar shape and decoration, the abstracted leaf-finial unpolished, 10cm high, (restored flat chip to the opening, the handle restored) (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    European private collection

    The form is described in the 1711 inventory of the Meissen manufactory as '8Bassige Thee Krügel mit Adler Schnäutzgen [8-sided tea pot with eagle spout]. A similar polished teapot is in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, inv. no. C.108&A-1940.
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