A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740
A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740
A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740
A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740
A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740
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A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER CIRCA 1740

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:7,500USD

Lot Details

Description

THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN


A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER

CIRCA 1740


modeled by Johann Joachim Kändler, of ovoid form affixed with a scroll spout with male mask terminal and a scroll handle affixed with a female head thumbrest, painted with a continuous landscape of European figures by a river, with molded basketwork at the shoulder, the flat cover reserving two landscape vignettes, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue

height 4⅜ in.

11.2 cm

Condition Report

In good condition and appearance. Some minor typical rubbing and flaking to the rim of the under side of the cover and the inner edge of the teapot rim.


Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Antique Porcelain Company, New York

Catalogue Note

Kändler's Taxa or work record for April 1738 includes 'in Gestalt eine jungen Mannes Köpfgens, welcher einen Hut auf hat, auf dessen Spitzen sich der Coffe ausgeißt und hat um den Hals ein Kräglein'. A coffee pot of this type and decoration perhaps related to the present lot is in the Porzellansammlung, Dresden, inventory number P.E. 2086 a, b, illustrated in Ulrich Pietsch and Claudia Banz (ed.), Triumph of the Blue Swords, Dresden, 2010, pp. 218-219, cat. no. 114. A tea and coffee service with forms of this type, decorated with large insect studies, was in the Collection of the Dukes of Baden, sold at Sotheby's, Baden-Baden, October 18, 1995, lot 1296.


Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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