Pair of Meissen Cockerel Teapots and Covers

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Rare Meissen Hen Teapots and Covers.

(Hahnenhanne) modelled by J.J. Kaendler.

Circa 1735

Blue crossed swords marks.

Both teapots enamelled with bright iron-red, blue, purple, green and black plumage enriched in gilt and gilt “Laub-und-Bandelwerk” panels on the neck and on either side of the cover emplacement. Both covers modelled as dogs, the dog in black in a recumbent position.

The teapots are among the earliest pieces modelled by J.J. Kaendler.   Their strong bold colouring is similar to that found on the pieces of the Plât de Ménage.

Height overall: 6¾ in (17.1 cm)

For similar examples see:  Rainer Rückert, Meissener Porzellan, Munich, 1966, Nos. 1126, 1127, plate 277

Hugo Morley-Fletcher, Meissen Porcelain in Colour, p.49, coloured photograph p.60

Item No. 482

 

 

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