A MEISSEN KAKIEMON OCTAGONAL TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1730
with a faceted spout and loop handle, painted on the front and reverse with the same scene of a phoenix in flight above a leafy stem of flowering chrysanthemum, the cover with a further chrysanthemum spray with a gilt cone finial and brown-edged rim, the handle with a single flower, crossed swords mark in blue enamel, impressed Dreher's mark ※ for Andreas Schiefer (Rückert, 1990, p. 126).
Height: 4⅜ in.
Cover - minute pinhead chip under rim edge.
Teapot - two small bare patches on the rim where the glaze appears not to have taken. One is just visible in the catalogue photo.
Otherwise both in good condition.
The teapot cover is a little loose but the painted flower spray matches that on the pot.
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.
Christie's London, September 30, 1991, lot 193
E. & H. Manners, London, 2001
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 127, p. 359, illus.