8 July 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A Sevres (hard paste) teapot and cover
1830, grey printed fleur-de-lys/Sèvres/30. mark, gilders's M c 30, incised M B
The urn-shaped body with gilt-edged ribs, moulded scroll handle with anthemion terminal and short matt-gilt lion's head spout, between bands of gilt foliage and dot-ornament, the shoulder with interlocking gilt ornament, the flat cover with a band of radiating stiff leaves about a cone-shaped finial, the circular spreading foot richly gilt (some minor wear to gilding on shoulder beneath cover)
6¼ in. (16 cm.) high
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The underside with a red-printed rectangular label (perhaps contemporary) inscribed in ink with the price 45 Fr.
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