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Teapot

Teapot

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain with decoration moulded in relief, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Miss Florence Augusta Beare in memory of Arthur Doveton Clarke

  • Museum number:

    C.996&A-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Teapot and cover of hard-paste porcelain. Globular body with moulded grotesque bird spout, J-handle and pinecone cover knob. Pot and cover relief-moulded with a band of Altozier pattern at rims. Painted with a scene of Italian comedy and 'Watteau' figures in a park, and another of two archers shooting at a bird target. Scattered sprigs of German flowers. Spout, handle and cover picked out in gold.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain with decoration moulded in relief, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 10.8 cm

Descriptive line

Teapot and cover, hard-paste porcelain with decoration moulded in relief, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1750

Production Note

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

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilt; Relief

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Comedy; Landscapes; Figures; Hunting

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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