Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock
Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock
Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock
Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock

MEISSEN PORCELAIN (worked from 1710)

Meissen Tea-Pot in Shape of a Japanese Dwarf Cock, Bantam Cock

1730 Germany

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One of the first and most sumptuous Meissen jug in animal guise

Meissen 1730
Model by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner
Caduceus mark

The model of the Meissen tea-pot in shape of a Japanese dwarf cock (also called Bantam cock) belongs to the rarest, earliest and most sought after small animal models of the early Meissen period. During the last 70 years it appeared on the market only twice: At the occasion of the legendary Rothschild-Auction in 1977, a pair of Bantam tea-pots reached by far the highest price. Then in 2005, the same couple formed the gem of the famous Meissen Bird Collection by Laurence S. Rockefeller, NY, that was compiled during thirty years.

In 1730, the first master modeler of the Meissen manufactory, Johann Gottlieb Kirchner had modeled the Bantan tea-pot after a Japanese masterpiece of Arita on commission of the Parisian merchant Rudolphe Lemaire.

The Meissen Bantam cock, which occurs in slightly varying sizes, is rare. Only 5 pairs and 4 single pieces could be found in the literature. All these comparative pieces bear the Caduceus mark.

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Collection Jules et Therese Desurmont, North France
Dimensions
Height 15.60 cm (6.14 inches)
Width 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Depth 11.10 cm (4.37 inches)
Stock Code
WE 2854 / 16
Elfriede Langeloh

Elfriede Langeloh
Am Michelsgrund 14
Weinheim
69469
Germany

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