Meissen teapot decorated with countryside and riverside scenes populated by traveling figures and framed by raised and gilt foliage designs against a pastel green background embellished with floral motifs and raised foliage designs. Spout and handle feature gilt accents and foliage designs and the lid is finished with a floral design in high relief and two scenes of figures in the countryside. Marked on underside with blue crossed swords hallmark.
Provenance: Collection of Martin and Helene Schwalberg, owners of The Meissen Shop founded on June 23, 1978, on Worth Ave. in Palm Beach and closed in 2005. From Akama.com: The Schwalbergs are premier experts on Meissen porcelain and have given many illustrated lectures at museums, antique clubs, and appraisers associations. Objects acquired from The Meissen Shop are in several museums around the country including the Wark Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain in the Cummer Gallery of Art in Jacksonville, Florida, the H. Lloyd Hawkins, Jr. Meissen Collection of over 350 Meissen figures at the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Kathy and Ronald Gillmeister Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California. CIRCA: 18th Century ORIGIN: Germany DIMENSIONS: H: 4.25" W: 4" L: 7.25.