8 July 1999
A GERMAN GOLD-MOUNTED BLOODSTONE TEAPOT
19th Century, unmarked except for Austrian control mark
In the Rococo style, bullet-shaped, with tapering spout, loop handle with tapering thumbpiece and hinged domed cover, the foot mount chased with shells and scrolls with similar band above, the body overlain with goldwork pierced and chased with scenes of lovers in a boat, a drunkard and various hunting scenes within scrolls and foliage, the mid-rib chased with band of shells and foliage, the spout with grotesque mask, scrolls and foliage and with hinged flap with bird finial, the hinged cover with animals, birds and scrolls and with seated Cupid finial
5 in. (12.7 cm.) high
Rothschild inv. no. AR1510.
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1905 Theresianumgasse Inventory, p. 177, no. 841.
Vienna, Oesterreichisches Museum fr Angewandte Knst, inv. no. 30.262.
This teapot is closely related to a similarly mounted two-handled covered bloodstone bowl sold by Christie's New York, 18 April 1989, lot 212, catalogued as circa 1840, and now in a private collection.
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