• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    A MEISSEN BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND A COVER

    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INDISTINCT INCISED MARK

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND A COVER
    CIRCA 1740, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK, INDISTINCT INCISED MARK
    With a gilt-edged bird's head spout and wishbone handle, the body painted with a cut pear and scattered ombrierte insects including a large stag beetle, below an ozier-moulded border, the shallow-domed cover similarly decorated below a gilt cone finial, the cover attached with a gilt-metal chain to a collar on the handle (teapot with hole to body discreetly restored, slight wear to gilding of upper rim, cover with minute wear to gilding)
    4 3/8 in. (10.6 cm.) high (2)


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