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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    A MEISSEN WHITE GROTESQUE-MOULDED TEAPOT

    CIRCA 1725

    Price Realised  

    A MEISSEN WHITE GROTESQUE-MOULDED TEAPOT
    CIRCA 1725
    The neck moulded as a bearded male mask on drapery his hands holding a dolphin which forms the spout and his feet exposed beneath drapery resting on a shell-moulded foot, the handle formed as a naked female satyr figure supported by a male herm (one hoof of satyr lacking, minute chip to footrim)
    5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high


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    The form of the teapot is derived from a combination of different elements of three engraved designs for a water ewer, a two-handled vase and a two-handled bowl engraved by Françoise Bonzonnet for Jacques Stella's publication Livre de vase (Paris, 1667), plates 17, 23 and 44 respectively. Plates 17 and 23 are illustrated opposite.

    Two teapots of the same form from the Grand Dukes of Baden Collection were sold by Sotheby's, Baden-Baden, 5th-21st October 1995, lots 1308 and 1333. For a coloured example, see Erika Pauls-Eisenbeiss, German Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1972), Vol. I, pp. 512-513, where other examples are listed.

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