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Teapot painted by J.F.Metzsch (d. 1766)

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toJ. F. Metzsch

Date: c.1723; decorated in Bayreuth, c.1745
Overall: 12.7 x 10.1 x 16.3 cm (5 x 4 x 6 7/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.771
DescriptionMeissen teapot and cover with Bayreuth 'Hausmaler' in the manner of J. F. Metzsch. It is decorated with panels of landscapes within borders in gilding and purple with leaf-scrolls in iron-red, purple, yellow, black and gilt. The cover has scattered insects in colours above a gilt-scroll border. The curved spout has a grotesque-mask terminal and a gilt-metal mount.