A Meissen (K.P.M.) teapot and cover, circa 1723-25, blue crossed swords and k.p.m marks to teapot, gilder’s 42. to both, gilt \\\v mark to flange of cover. Estimate £18,000 – £25,000 ($28,620 – $39,750). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
Each side painted with elegant figures, merchants and a Turkish figure on quaysides with galleons on the water within gilt scroll-edged quatrefoil cartouches with Böttger-lustre panels issuing iron-red and purple scrolls flanked by sprays of indianische Blumen, the faceted spout with diaper, zig-zag and scale ornament alternating with gilt bands, the cover with a continuous scene of figures on the shore (minute chipping, slight scratch to enamels on one scene, slight wear to gilding) – 4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
Provenance: Lady Stern Collection; Sotheby’s, London 23 May 1967, lot 10.
Anonymous sale; Christie’s, Geneva, 20 November 1970, lot 403.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, London, 27 March 1973, lot 36.
With Winifred Williams, Eastbourne.
Christie’s. THE JOHN SHEARER COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT MEISSEN, VINCENNES AND SEVRES, 25 November 2014, London, King Street