A Meissen KPM teapot and cover, circa 1723-25. Estimate £10,000 – 15,000 (€13,000 – 19,000). Photo: Bonhams.
Of squat globular form with a grotesque mask at the base of the curved spout, painted on each side with a chinoiserie scene within gilt scrollwork cartouches filled with Böttger lustre, surrounded by iron-red and purple foliate scrollwork, the spout and handle painted with flowers, gilt-edged rims, the cover with flowering branches and birds, 10cm high,K.P.M. and crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, gilt numeral 76. to both (minor restoration to tip of spout and rim of cover) (2)
BONHAMS. FINE EUROPEAN CERAMICS AND GLASS INCLUDING PAPERWEIGHTS, 26 Nov 2014 13:00 GMT – LONDON, NEW BOND STREET