THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN CHINOISERIE TEAPOT AND COVER
the eagle-head spout with acanthus leaf terminal decorated with panels of brown enamel feathers and gilding, painted with two cartouches of chinoiserie figures including one figure boiling tea, reserved within Böttger-lustre filled frames embellished with puce and iron-red scrollwork, flanked by indianische Blumenand winged insects, the shoulder with a band of gilded scrollwork, affixed with a scroll handle painted with indianische Blumen, the domed cover with similar chinoiserie figures in a continuous landscape, K.P.M. mark underglaze-blue, gilded numeral 81. to both
height 4¾ in.
In overall good appearance and generally good condition. The cover has two minute restored chips, to the underside edge of the rim and the flange.
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.
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G. Röbbig, Munich, bearing label