Posted 7 months ago
10/19/2012 First 3 images are newly uploaded . Pics were outside in natural light, the blue is a litte washed out, but very close to real time on our monitor. We decided there was no need to change the mark pic.
We would appreciate any help on the maker of this delicate blue & white porcelain teapot with blue underglaze lion rampant mark. Below the mark is the letter U with a dot both underglaze. Would this be some decorator mark? We have found similar lion marks, but have not found an exact match. In ours pictured above the crown appears to be right up on the lions left side of the head which obscures the tongue being out. We believe it is of German origin dating to either 18th or 19th.
Decorated with 2 different larger flowers (Straw?) repeated twice each. Wishbone handle has blue white decoration from top to bottom (exterior), and the spout is decorated on both sides. Any help would be most welcome. Frankenthal, Thuringia?
Measures 3 3/4"h (w/cover 4/1/2") x 7 7/8"w spout tip to handle tip x 2 3/8" diameter base.