Teapot set

Oct 19, 2020. 01:38 UTC
Teapot Set
Ruth
United States of America

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Yes
Description

Shaped like a bell. Gorgeous!

Provenance

It belong to an elderlies grandmother

Answered within 1 day
Oct 20, 10:11 UTC
By Delia
The specialist needs more information

Good morning, Ruth,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
I have an idea of who might have made these but as there can be some variation in value between makers, I need to clarify if there are maker's marks on the underside of these pieces?
If so, can you please take a photo of one (or more of the marks if they are different) and attach them to this appraisal inquiry?
Many thanks in advance,

Delia

Ruth mastropasqua Oct 20, 12:11 UTC

Delia, there is no backstamp, no marks, nothing.

Ruth mastropasqua Oct 20, 12:15 UTC

Delia, that's what made this so difficult for me to research because it doesn't have any marks. I'm pretty good at researching backstamps but this one is quite challenging. I suspect it's German but I'm not sure.

Delia Oct 20, 12:22 UTC

Ruth, thank you for getting back to me and yes, I agree that it's probably German or Bavarian; certainly mid/late 19th century Continental. Let me see if I can find closely related examples for a more conclusive attribution...stay tuned!
For this appraisal, am I just doing the pot or the entire set (if the entire set, please confirm how many of each piece are in the set (plates, cups, saucers, cream pitchers, sugar bowls, etc).
Thanks!

Ruth mastropasqua Oct 20, 12:34 UTC

Delia,

I need an appraisal for the entire set, teapot, creamer and sugar bowl = one set. Thank you kindly. I thought it dated back to the mid 1800s because of the extra large sugar bowl and back then these were used for the sugar blocks (not granulated as we do today). Thank you again.

Delia Oct 20, 13:03 UTC

Yes, the 19th Century = 1800s.
This could be by Hutschenreuther, which was a company in Bavaria that started around 1815. The flaring shape of the pieces in your set are characteristic of mid-19th century (circa 1840-60) Hutschenreuther and other pieces made in Bavaria, which has a rather emphatic dynamism to it as yours do. Here is a link to a larger Hutschenreuther set that sold in 2005 for $660 against an estimate of $150-250; it should be noted that the market for porcelain was quite a bit stronger than it is now.
https://www.jeffreysevans.com/auction/hutschenreuther-richelieu-dinner-service/

Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, your set is:

An antique Bavarian parcel gilt and red-glazed hard-paste porcelain tea set
possibly by Hutschenreuther, mid 19th Century / circa 1840-1860s
unmarked
comprising a teapot, cream pitcher and covered sugar bowl
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Ruth mastropasqua Oct 20, 13:37 UTC

WOW! Thank you soooooooo much!

Delia Oct 20, 13:40 UTC

You're very welcome, Ruth. Have a GREAT day! :)

Ruth mastropasqua Oct 20, 13:42 UTC

I plan to hire you guys again in the near future. Thank you so much!

Delia Oct 20, 13:46 UTC

Wonderful! We look forward to it...

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