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Boettger Stoneware Lizard Teapot

This is a really fun teapot made in Böttger Steinzeug by Meissen in the 20th century after an early 18th century original. This sort of stoneware is really hard stuff unlike the fragile porcelain. The piece is nicely modeled as a simple teapot with a decorative relief double ring around the center but the fun part is the handle and spout are both in the form of some sort of lizard and the finial on the lid a stylized lion or Foo dog type figurine. Really a super fun piece. It is nice to see a piece by them using their brown stoneware instead of the usual white porcelain and nice to see them redoing the super early stuff that no normal person could ever afford anyway. The pot is in great condition with a teeny chip to the bottom edge not visible when the pot is standing on the table. One ear of the figural finial is broken off. Not sure how that happened seeing how hard this stuff is. The piece displays perfectly and is jsut plain fun! It is marked underneath with the impressed crossed swords mark as well as the words Boettger Steinzeug as well as an impressed O228 and Staatl. Porzellan Manufaktur Meissen so from the time when it was still udner East German hands. The piece is 5.25 inches tall, 6.375 inches from handle to spout and 3.875 inches in diameter. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $599
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