A Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1722-23

A Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1722-23

A Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1722-23 (detail)

A Meissen teapot and cover, circa 1722-23Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP (27,894 - 41,841 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

painted in the manner of Johann Gregorius Höroldt, with a large scene on each side, one with a figure on horseback surveying ships in a harbour, the other with a blacksmith at work before a large merchantman at anchor, within a quatrefoil cartouche filled with Böttger lustre picked out in gilding, embellished with iron-red scroll work, flanked by branches of indianische Blumen and birds and small insects in flight, of broad pear form with a loop handle with leaf terminals, the spout with a grotesque mask terminal, K.P.M mark in underglaze-blue, Quantité: 2 - 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. high

ProvenanceThe Dr. Paul Schnyder von Wartensee, Lucerne, collection; his executors' sale, Sotheby's London, 29th June 1982, lot 101;
Acquired at the sale by Röbbig, Munich (paper label to cover)

BibliographyPaul Schnyder von Wartensee, Johann Gregor Höroldt, 1696-1775, Keramikfreunde der Schweiz, Mitteleilungsblatt Nr. 39, 1957, S. 4off., Abb. 80;
Ulrich Pietsch, Preziosen, einer süddeutschen Kunstsammlung, 2001, pp. 26-27

Sotheby's. A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections, Londres, 09 juin 2015, 10:30 AM