American Neoclassical Swag Decorated Teapot # 7568 SOLD
A handsome Chinese export porcelain drum teapot with strap handles, from a service made for the American market, decorated with a rich orange and gilded neoclassical style swag border and centered with a sepia landscape roundel surmounted by the original owner’s initials RB. This is the third example of this service that we know of and the other two were made for identifiable American families, so this must have been a popular pattern at the time in the latest neoclassical taste. Very good condition. Circa 1800. Very good condition with only slight wear to the gilding.