A very rare Meissen Böttger porcelain teapot and cover, circa 1715-20
Of globular form with a scroll handle and faceted spout with eagle's head terminal, the domed cover with a turned finial, 9.5cm high (2)
Teapots with similar handles and spouts were made in Böttger stoneware by 1713, and the 1719 inventories of the Meissen manufactory and warehouses and wares offered at the Leipzig list numerous variations of the form (Claus Boltz, Steinzeug und Porzellan der Böttgerperiode, in Keramos 167/168 (2000), p. 127). A later variation of the form of around 1725 is illustrated by Claus Boltz, Die wöchentlichen Berichte über die Tätigkeit der Meissner Dreher und Former vom 6. Juni 1722 bis 31. Dexember 1728, in Keramos 178 (2002), p. 114, ill. 116. Another example of this very rare form, painted by a Hausmaler, possibly in Breslau, was in the Jahn Collection, sold by Lempertz Cologne, 12 June 1989, lot 35.