See The Norweb Collection, Christie's New York, 2 October 1989, lot 6 for a similar teapot and cover with provenance listed for a Sotheby's & Co. 23 July 1964 sale, lot 49. Also see Chompret, Repertoire de la Faience Française, Vol. V, pl. 30A for a comparable example; and I. Peter-Müller & J. Bastian, Strasburger Keramik, Historische Museum, Basel, pp. 108-116 for fleurs fines inspired from engravings by Jacques Bailly and Jean Baptiste Monnoyer.
Their jointly bound work Livre de toutes sortes de fleurs d'apres nature was published in the mid-18th century and is likely the source for the present work. 'Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer (1636-1699), or Baptiste as he is often called, set a style of decorative flower painting for the adornment of great French residences including Versailles. He also worked on designs for the Gobelin and Beauvais tapestry works. Various series of prints after his work were produced by French and English engravers.' See anon. sale, Sotheby's London 4 December 1997, lot 53 for a detailed account of the above mentioned livre.