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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1790 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Herbert Allen

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Europe 1600-1815, Room 1, case CA13 []

Physical description

Teapot decorated with birds of various species, carefully painted in their natural colours, grouped in a landscape on either side and flying separately, and with small insects and various formal borders in red and gold.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1780-1790 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with star
Factory mark, in blue

In gold


Height: 12.7 cm, Diameter: 10.5 cm

Object history note

Part of a tea-and-coffee service. (C.353 to 369-1914, and C.149-1934)

Descriptive line

Teapot with cover, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1780-1790

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

Birds; Landscapes; Insects


Ceramics; Porcelain; Tea, Coffee & Chocolate wares


Ceramics Collection

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