03-16-2011 03-17-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2540M Marlborough
March 16, 2011 2:00PMCalender
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Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot and Tea Caddy

$415$350
Auction: Discovery - 2540M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: March 17, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese Export Porcelain Teapot and Tea Caddy, late 18th/early 19th century, made for the Western market and decorated en grisaille, the tea caddy decorated with a female allegorical figure upholding aloft pair of birds, and one hand rests on a monogrammed cartouche, acanthus leaf and cornucopia border (lacking cover, rim chip); the teapot depicting Orpheus playing a lyre flanked by flowering lotus, butterfly and vine border, (mismatched lid), ht. 3 1/2, 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Porcelain Teapot, Tea Caddy