9 July 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PAIR OF LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MEISSEN PORCELAIN TEAPOTS AND COVERS
CIRCA 1735-40, THE COCKEREL'S COVER LATER
Modelled by J.J. Kändler as a crowing cockerel and a hen with chicks, the cockerel with iron-red wattles, golden, black and brown plumage, the tail forming the handle, the hen with a chick forming the cover and eight others under her wings, with iron-red combs and wattles and black and brown feather markings, each above a rocaille-cast base, one stamped '50'
The cockerel: 7 in. (17.5 cm.) high; 8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide; the hen: 5½ in. (14 cm.) high; 7 in. (17.5 cm.) wide (2)
Lord Blackford, thence by descent.
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