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An image of Teapot and cover by Meissen
Alternate image of Teapot and cover by Meissen Alternate image of Teapot and cover by Meissen Alternate image of Teapot and cover by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Teapot and cover
Year
circa 1715-1720
circa 1720-1730
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain ('Böttger porcelain)
Dimensions

12.1 x 15.3 x 10.5 cm:

a - teapot; 10 x 15.3 x 10.5 cm

b - lid; 3.4 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.187.a-b
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The body is of the distinctive Böttger paste in use before c1725. The gilded chinoiserie decoration with engraved detailing is later and is of the type applied to Meissen blanks in the Augsburg workshop of Bartholomaüs Seuter. The motifs comprise Chinese figures conversing, smoking and preparing or consuming beverages. Under the spout is a diving crane. The significance of the mark is not known.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 16 (colour illus.). cat.no. 3