31 March 2008
A GOTHA BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1780, UNDERGLAZE BLUE G MARK, IMPRESSED I N
The coffee-pot painted with flowers below a shaped puce-scale border suspending swags of flowers, with a double-scroll handle, the similarly decorated domed cover with up-turned swags below a knop finial (slight surface scratching and wear to enamels)
8 1/8 in. (20.4 cm.) high
Anon., sale Metz, 12th April 2003, lot 139, where it was attributed to Gera.
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