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Teapot

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The globular teapot has a C-shaped handle and a curved spout molded in the form of a serpent's head on a ribbed neck. The pot is painted in iron red with a continuous mountain landscape that includes figures and rustic buildings on one side and four men on horseback and dogs hunting a bear on...

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Marks

Teapot: none. Cover: F*(E?); 1/3/1/7/9/8 within a shaped shield (Vienna hallmark for 1798).

Provenance

By 1942, Howard Back, New York; July 14, 1942, sold by Howard Back to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Austrian (Vienna), about 1720–25

Object Place

Vienna, Austria

Dimensions

Overall: 14.3 x 21 x 12.5cm (5 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 4 15/16in.)

Accession Number

65.2031a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain decorated in iron-red enamel; silver cover and chain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain