11 December 2007
A MEISSEN GOLDCHINESEN SQUAT BALUSTER TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION ALMOST CONTEMPORARY, DREHER'S .. TO FOOTRIM
Decorated in the Seuter workshop, one side with an Oriental lifting the lid of a vase before three figures, one with a basket, the other side with a man presenting a lady with a bowl of flowers, a seated lady with her back to a table of steaming kettles and an onlooker, both scenes flanked by a fence, flowers and foliage on terraces with scrollwork supports, the curved spout with a gilt mask terminal, the loop handle with gilt moulded foliage terminals, the rim and footrim gilt, the domed cover with three birds perched on branches within a broad gilt rim (minor chipping to footrim and underside of cover, slight wear to figures, tip of spout and rims of teapot)
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) wide
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For a detail of the figures on the other side of this coffee-pot, see p. 74.
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