A MEISSEN DUTCH-DECORATED TEAPOT AND COVER THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1715, THE DECORATION CIRCA 1730-40
the teapot painted in Kakiemon style on either side with a large floral spray and a small bird between molded borders of iron-red, green and gilt-heightened acanthus leaves around the rim and footrim, the cover with smaller sprigs beneath a similar molded border and floriform knop, affixed with a short spout and loop handle.
Height: 4⅞ in.
Cover - two quarter inch chips under the rim edge, a pinhead chip to the rim and tiny chips to top edge of knop.
Pot - minute chip to underside edge of spout, scattered very minor flakes to blue enamel.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Galerie Jürg Stuker, Berne, November 1974, lot 3557
Christie's London, July 8, 2002, lot 46
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 304, p. 610, illus.