P049 - MEISSEN YELLOW-GROUND TEACADDY
Circa 1740, blue crossed swords mark, brown 4., incised slanted rectangle
Painted front and back with harbor scenes, the sides with indianische Blumen, the top with two insects, with later silver cover
4 in. (10.2 cm) high 3 3/8 in (8.6 cm) long, 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) wide (2)
Cleo M. and G. Ryland Scott Jr., Antique Porcelain Digest, Newport, England, 1961, p. 189, plate 51, fig 213.
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 RECTANGULAR TEA CADY CR. 1730
This tea cady is rectangular in shape. The two sides and two ends are in the yellow fond. The top is white and the bottom unglazed. The mark is the crossed swords on the unglazed bottom and dates circa 1730. The sides have very colorful harbor scenes in enclosed in a single line cartouch of brown. The early green, yellow, purple and brown colors are prominent. The clouds are touched with pink and birds are flying. The ends have very colorful Indian Blumen flowers in red, blue and purple with green leaves etc. at the fond or directly on the yellow fond or ground. The white top has a colorful butterfly on each side of neck. The bottom has a 4 gold number and an incised potters mark not used after 1730, according to Zimmerman.