A Meissen Hausmaler teapot and cover, circa 1740. Photo: Bonhams.

Painted, possibly in Bayreuth, in coloured enamels and gilding with chinoiserie figures engaged in various pursuits surrounded by flowering shrubs, the spout and handle embellished with gilding, the cover with floral branches and a gilt border, 12cm high (tiny flat chips to tip of spout) (2). Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,800 - 5,000)

Bonhams. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS. London, New Bond Street, 18 Jun 2014 - http://www.bonhams.com/