A rare Meissen Puce Scale Teapot and Cover

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Meissen Teapot

 

A rare Meissen Puce Scale Teapot and Cover, of pear shape with Rococo scrolled tau shaped handle, beautifully painted with colourful European birds, perched within trees beneath a puce scale ground with irregular gold scrolled Rococo border with flowers pendant from the gilded edge, the stylised birds head spout crisply moulded with leaves hightened with gilding. The slightly domed cover with similar decoration and rose bud finial.

Circa 1750

Marks
Crossed swords marks in underglaze blue to the underside.

Dimensions
Height: 4 1/4 ins. (11 cms.)

Item No. 1557

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