11 December 2007
A MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI TEAPOT AND COVER
CIRCA 1725, THE AUGSBURG DECORATION CIRCA 1725-30
Decorated by Johann Aufenwerth in coloured enamels and gilding with figures in Schwarzlot landscapes on silvered interlocking scroll supports, one side with Daphne running in a river, a satyr behind her clutching gilt reeds, Cupid hovering above, the other with Diana and an attendant hovering on a cloud in a woodland clearing, below a silvered interlocking scroll and flowerhead border, the scroll handle and spout silvered, the domed cover with a continuous wooded landscape with a pyramid and a sphinx below a silvered knop finial, silver band rims (wear and oxidisation to silver, very small chip to edge of finial)
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high
Anon., sale Christie's Geneva, 28th April 1978, lot 49.
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Left, detail of the figures on the other side of this teapot.
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