Meissen Porcelain Chinoiserie Tea Kettle and Cover
Circa 1730-35, blue crossed swords mark and II, painted in the manner of J.G. Höroldt and his follower P.E. Schindler
Of squared pear shape with recessed squared curved spout, each side of the pot finely painted with chinoiserie figures at leisure pursuits on terraces, some taking tea while others tempt birds with lures and food, another holds a child as an unfurled message scroll is delivered, the cover similarly decorated about a flattened square finial, the gilt edged swing handle with blackened gilt-metal mount and chain attachment, all resting on four incurved corner bracket feet.
Height 6 1/2 inches, width overall 4 3/4 inches.
Christie's, Geneva, 20 November 1970, lot 394 (illustrated pl. II).
An almost identical pot of this rare form is illustrated by Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld, Porzellan, p. 67, pl. 32; and another is illustrated in the Catalogue of the Hermann Emden Collection, sold at Rudolph Lempke in Berlin on November 4, 1908, lot 498, pl. 48. Also see Christie's, Geneva, 8 May 1989, lot 65.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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