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    Sale 7430

    A Highly Important Private Collection of Meissen and Continental Porcelain

    11 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    A MEISSEN BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1725, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO TEAPOT, GILDER'S MARK OF A DOT TO BOTH PIECES

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    A MEISSEN BULLET-SHAPED TEAPOT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1725, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK TO TEAPOT, GILDER'S MARK OF A DOT TO BOTH PIECES
    Painted in Eisenrot with a continuous harbour scene of figures among ruined columns before ships and fortified towers, below a gilt Laub-und-Bandelwerk border, the richly gilt curved spout issuing from a mask terminal, the loop handle with foliate terminals, the domed cover with conforming decoration below a gilt onion finial (slightly re-touched rim chip adjacent to handle of teapot, areas of wear to top edge of rim and underside edge of cover, further very slight wear to gilding)
    5 1/8 in. (12.8 cm.)


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    A detail of this teapot is illustrated on p. 110.

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