P072 - MEISSEN HAUSMALEREI TEAPOT AND COVER
Circa 1723, blue crossed swords, the decoration by the F.J. Ferner workshop
The sides molded and gilt with foliate vine and painted with miners and other peasants dancing
(minor rim chips, cracked across bottom)
5 in. (12.7 cm) high, 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm) wide.
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961,p. 176-177, fig. 90.
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
MEISSEN TEA POT – HAUSMALER DECORATED – 1724
This tea pot was purchased from A. Beckhardt in New York in 1955. The shape is the earliest one used by Bottger and was copied directly from the Chinese. It is decorated with raised flowers and birds, covered with gold. It was further decorated by an unknown early Hansmaler. This added decoration comprises garden scenes in black and orange or pomeraniah red monochrome. The cover also has the same type of added decoration. The bottom shows an incised “potters” mark of the twenties. The crossed swords mark is an exceptionally fine one and Zimmerman says it was used only in 1724, which is the date we here ascribe. A fine age crack is present at the bottom.