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Small Meissen Teapot and Cover

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Dates Circa 1730
Medium Porcelain
Origin Germany
Description A rare and very small Meissen teapot and cover with an Imari style decoration in underglaze blue and overglaze iron red, yellow, green, and purple highlights.

Mark: under-glaze blue crossed swords. Grund Senior's mark is four dots in underglaze blue in the footrim, and Kühnel Senior's mark is two incised circles.

8cm High and 11cm Wide handle to spout.
Literature For this unusual small size teapot, 8 cm high, with the same small ball finial and a similar underglaze blue and overglaze iron red decoration, marked with the decorator’s mark K for Kretschmar, see: The Wark Collection, Early Meissen Porcelain, The Cummer Gallery of Art, p. 198, no. 413, where it is described as a miniature solitaire size.