10 July 2007
A BERLIN (K.P.M.) ROCOCO TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1767, BLUE SCEPTRE MARK, PRESSNUMMER 25 AND INCISED ··K
The foliage scroll-moulded spout and wishbone handle enriched in puce, pink and gilding, each side of the body painted in colours with figures after Watteau in grisaille landscapes below an arched pink border edged with gilt scrolling foliage and pink roses, the cover with a similar border enclosing two small vignettes and a rose, the flower finial with a gilt stem and foliage, gilt line rims (rims with minute wear to gilding)
3 11/16 in. (9.5 cm.) high
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For a coffee-service with similar yellow borders edged with gilding and roses and grisaille figure and landscape vignettes, see Erich Köllmann, Berliner Porzellan (Berlin, 1966), Vol. I, fig. 31.
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