This teapot and cover with a wishbone handle and dragon spout is a later example of items reminiscent of the early Böttger porcelains admired for their raised ornament and designed originally by the Dresden court goldsmith Johann Jacob Irminger (1635-1724), the so-called Irmingersche Belege. After Böttger's death in 1719, Irminger appears in the staff lists as master modeller until 1724. The applied grapevine (Wein-Laub) design seen on this teapot and cover was especially favored.
The cup and saucer have flowering prunus in relief on their exterior surfaces, and this type of decoration revived in the 1740s, is reminiscent of the early Böttger porcelains with similar ornament based on Chinese Dehua (blanc de Chine) porcelains with the prunus branches in high relief; prototypes with this pattern were in the royal collections in Dresden and made available to Johann Friedrich Böttger as models for early Meissen porcelain. In 1745 Johann Joachim Kaendler revived some of the patterns from the first decade of Meissen’s production that was, like this pattern, particularly admired.
Porcelain blanc de chine milk jug with molded prunus blossom on a pear-shaped body with a shield-shaped handle. The prunus with its five-petal blossoms symbolizes new life.
This blanc de chine coffee pot with molded prunus blossom and the shield-shaped handle is a typical pear shape based on early silver coffee pots. The prunus with its five-petal blossoms symbolizes new life.
Porcelain blanc de chine sugar bowl and cover with molded prunus blossom. The prunus with its five-petal blossoms symbolizes new life.