Vienna Porcelain Teapot Puce Scale Ground and Bird Decoration Antique c 1770
A beautiful quality antique, decorative, hard paste Vienna porcelain tea pot of a tapered globular shape, decorated with hand painted birds and a puce scale ground. It is painted in poly-chrome enamels with an applied pear fruit as the finial to the low domed lid. There are gilded rococo scrolls on both the lid and tea pot which has a distinctive " U" scroll type handle and a ribbed moulded spout with a leaf shaped moulding at the base.
There is an underglaze cobalt blue maker's mark of Bindenschild (a shield not a beehive), a recognised Vienna mark and is a based upon of the centre of the Coat-of-Arms of the Babenbergs later used by Royal Habsburg family of Austria. There are impressed potters mark to the This mark relates to the period at Vienna 1749 to 1827. The decoration we believe was fashionable around 1770 and prior to 1783 when date coding was introduced on the bodies. Made during the reign of Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina the only female ruler of the Habsburgs dominions. (1740-1780)
The teapot is in fair antique condition, with museum type restoration to the end of the spout and to a chip to the foot rim. There is rubbing to the gilding on the body. The lid is in good antique condition however, the pear finial is a restoration. Please see the images.
Weight 385 grammes unpacked