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    Posted 4 years ago

    freiheit
    (1199 items)

    I really need your help on this one: I think the teapot is very old. I estimate it to be at least 100 years - but this is base on my feeling, not my knowledge, and I hate to admit that my feelings have been wrong before.

    The pot is in almost perfect shape except some loss of the gold. It looks to me like it is mostly hand painted but the image of the lady seems to be a transfer image. The blue could be cobalt blue.

    There are no markings at all but some signs of some kind of adhesive. I have come across old pieces with taped on (some times on band aids) names of the former owners. This looks like one of these items.

    I would appreciate any comments.

    Thanks for looking:)

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    1. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, aura:)
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      It does look old...such a pretty Christmas time teapot.
    3. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks, Efesgirl. Marry Christmas:)
    4. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Karenoke and CindB:)
    5. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
      I think the portrait is of royalty, with the ermine fur and tiara, possibly Empress Elisabeth of Austria 1840-90’s? I believe she was assassinated.
    6. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
      The colours are unusual, they remind me of the Gaudy Welsh patterns, which other companies copied after it became popular
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      It's a beautiful little teapot!!!
    8. IVAN49 IVAN49, 4 years ago
      There are no over - glaze painted and under- glaze marks but try to look for impressed marks. They are easily overlooked and sometimes can be seen only under a particular angle. Magnifying glass is not helpful, under-glaze marks are often better seen with naked eye, but again under a certain angle.
    9. maryh1956 maryh1956, 4 years ago
      You can clean off the glue with lighter fuel ( liquid) on a cotton ball/puff or paper towel, It won’t harm the glaze, there may be a mark under there
    10. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      I would bet this is an old paris porcelain because of the decor. You must look if the porcelain is translucent thoug thisck
    11. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      the texture of the porcelain must be glossy but not so icy
    12. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      josephine portrait Napoleon wife
    13. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      OMG - I was busy with my Christmas shopping and when checked my post, I got help from my wonderful CW fellow collectors! Thanks so much to all of you!

      Kivatinitz, it is Josephine!!! After I read your post, I found an almost identical image of her on line. Now I will check out your tip about old Paris porcelain.
      Thanks so much!
    14. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      I found this set. The image on the pot seems to be the same.
      https://za.pinterest.com/pin/350928995945359643/
    15. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      maryh1956, thanks for your help, too. You were right about royalty. I also agree with you about the similarities to Gaudy Welsh. When I started searching, I was coming across these colours and patterns. The question is: How does Gaudy Welsh fit together with a portrait of Napoleon's wife? Maybe maryh1956's comment about being copied by other companies does answer this question.
    16. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks for your comments, jscott0363 :)
    17. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      IVAN49, Thanks so much for you tip. I will try it!
    18. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks to all of you for loving my little teapot:
      katherinescollections, maryh1956, kivatinitz, jscott0363, kyratango, sklo42, mikelv85, TassieDevil, bijoucaillouvintage, Karenoke, Efesgirl, CindB, and aura:)
    19. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      http://picclick.fr/Tasse-Litron-En-Porcelaine-De-Paris-Style-262322546605.html
    20. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 4 years ago
      http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/ANCIEN-VASE-PORCELAINE-VIEUX-PARIS-034-JOSEPHINE-DE-BEAUHARNAIS-034-EPOQUE-XIXeme-/281501101657
    21. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Thanks for sending me some more links, kivatinitz:)
    22. freiheit freiheit, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, KSBookie and ho2cultcha:)

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