31 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 6,000
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A KASSEL BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1770, UNDERGLAZE BLUE H C (?) MARK, INCISED 57. MARK
Each side painted with a vignette of figures before turreted buildings, divided by a bird's head spout enriched in puce and a double-scroll handle, the cover with similar vignettes below a pink rose finial (losses to stem of pink rose finial, slight chipping to petals, chip to lower handle terminal, glaze chip to spout)
4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) high
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See Siegfried Ducret, Die Landgräfliche Porzellanmanufaktur (Brunswick, 1960), pls. 108 & 109 for a similarly decorated kettle.
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