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A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM TEAPOT AND COVER
A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM TEAPOT AND COVER

CIRCA 1725, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS

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A MEISSEN BLUE AND WHITE OVIFORM TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1725, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARKS
With ear-shaped scroll handle, the domed cover with knop finial and beak-shaped cover to spout, painted with loose sprays of Kakiemon-style Oriental flowers and insects, the handle with similar flowersprays, within a broad border of lambrequins, pendant husks and acanthus, the spout moulded with recessed panels of flowerheads suspending a tasselled swag, supported on three ball and claw feet (cover cracked and restuck with associated restoration and rim chip, beak-shaped section partially replaced)
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high

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Lot Essay

See the similar teapot in the Saxon Royal Collection, Dresden, (Inv. No. P.E. 604) illustrated by Klaus-Peter Arnold et al., 'Meissener Blaumalerei aus Drei Jahrhundreten', Exhibition Catalogue, Hamburg, 1989, cat. no. 74, pp. 160 and 201.

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