P068 - BÖTTGER TEAPOT AND A COVER
Circa 1710-1715, the gilding possibly Augsburg and of slightly later date
With Goldchinesen decoration, the scroll handle surmounted by a putto‟s head, the silvered spout as an eagle
(the cover associated) (2)
5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm) high 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm) long overall
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 188, plate 47, fig. 196.
On display in the Scott-Allen Collection at The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia from 1976 until 1996
On display in the “George Ryland Scott Collection” at The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art between June 1955 and May 1960
NOTES BY CLEO M. AND G. RYLAND SCOTT, JR in the late 1950’s
TEA POT- INDIAN BLUMED FLOWERS - K P M (mark) (1723-1724)
This rare Tea Pot was purchased from Fritz Webber in Frankford, Germany in 1950. It is an early Bottger shape and is made from the Bottger type porcelain, which Honey p. 47 says was continued for a few years after the death of Bottger. The fact that the Bottger shapes as well as the type paste and glaze was used for at least five years after his death is clearly proved by the presence of marks on such types. In this instance the mark is blue underglaze and consists of the famous K P M mark and also the cross swords mark underglaze.
This mark according to both Honey and Zimmerman was used only in 1723 and 1724 and then only on Tea Pots and octagonal sugar boxes. See Zimmerman p. 336 and Honey p. 163.
The masked spout and quaint shape add to its charm. See similar shape decorated in gold chinoiserie, Zimmerman p. 49.