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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    1725-1727 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case N, shelf 2 []

Physical description

Teapot with cover of hard-paste porcelain. Squat shape; loop handle with leaf-moulded ends; strongly curved spout spring from a grotesque mask with features in black and red. Domed cover with gilt ball knob. Painted with Chinoiserie figures, Indian flowers, birds and butterflies. Cover painted with Indian flowers and an border of Japanese-style diaper and flower ornament in colours and gold.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


1725-1727 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Small crossed swords with curved guards and pommels
Factory mark, in black


Height: 9.8 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot with cover, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1725-1727.

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Mascarons; Figures; Diaper-work; Butterflies; Birds


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares; Drinking


Ceramics Collection

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