An extremely fine and Important Meissen Teapot and Cover

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An extremely fine and Important Meissen Teapot and Cover

 

An extremely fine and Important Meissen Teapot and Cover, of baluster silver shape with scrolled handle and rising curved spout. Each side very finely painted in the manner of Christian Frederich Herold, with a landscape scene, one side depicting Merchants. The reverse side, with an extremely rare Dutch Winter scene of ice-skaters on a frozen river, before a huge oak tree and a village beyond and figures at various rural winter pursuits. Each painted panel within gilt scrollwork and Bottger lustre quatrelobe cartouches embellished with iron-red and purple scrollwork, the handle and spout flanked by sprigs of Indianishe Blumen. The domed cover with a continuous figural scene, together with a rare larger figure clambering over rocks.

Circa 1728–1730

Marks
Crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, gilder’s mark T to both pieces and incised line inside footrim.

Dimensions
Height: 5 ins. (12.5 cms.)

Item No. 1347

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