An early Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1715-20

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Lot 5
An early Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1715-20

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,500 - 9,200
An early Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1715-20
Of squat globular form with a faceted spout with eagle's head terminal and scroll handle, the domed cover with a turned finial, 10.5cm high, (flat chip to finial) (2)

Footnotes

  • 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, and a similar undecorated teapot was sold in these Rooms, 12 December 2012, lot 58.
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