Meissen teapot

Meissen teapot

Code: MB611


Circa 1728

Hard-paste porcelain

Height: 3 15/16 in. (10 cm.)

Marks: crossed swords in underglaze blue

A similar teapot and cover was in the collection of Baron von Born, Budapest, and was sold by Rudolph Lepke’s Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, 4 December 1929, lot 99. Examples of famille verte decoration on Meissen are rare. For some other related decoration see Maureen Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain 1710-50, p. 395, no. 155b, showing a waste bowl from the Japanese Palace with lotus decoration, p. 425, no. 176, showing an écuelle stand and p. 219, no. 27, showing a vase from the Royal Wettin collection. Also see Hans Syz, et. al., Catalogue of the Hans Syz Collection, pp.158-59, no. 86, and the Schneider Collection catalogue, Meissner Porzellan des 18 Jahrhunderts in Schloss Lustheim, p. 196, no. 69.