The piece features painted decoration by Christian Frederich Herold, who started his career in Berlin decorating enamel boxes before moving to Meissen, Germany, in 1725, where he worked on the factory’s porcelain. He specialised in chinoiserie and harbour scenes.
Created c.1728-30, this baluster silver shape teapot bears a landscape with merchants on one side and, on the other, a rare Dutch winter scene of ice-skaters on a frozen river with other people engaged in rural winter pursuits. It sold for £35,000.
Much more than Meissen was to be found at the exhibition. Running from June 29-July 6, it comprised three dealers showing a range of objects: Brian Haughton offered English and European ceramics, Robyn Robb brought very early English porcelain, and Christophe Perlès featured 18th century Japanese and early French porcelain.
The event followed the Haughton International Seminar (June 27-28), which took place at Christie’s King Street for the second year in a row.
In what Haughton dubbed “one of the best weeks we have ever had here”, the event attracted both private collectors and curators from all over the world.
The combination of educational and commercial events is open to novice and seasoned buyer alike.
The exhibition is now among the most focused celebrations of porcelain in the capital and is slated to return around the same time next year.