Dated Dresden made, Meissen ‘dot period’ – tea pot and lid. Hand painted with underglaze blue crossed swords (in Bruhel’s time 1756–1780) with centre dot. After 1750 the swords become small and delicate. I purchased this (re-do/make-do) for $95.00 from friends at Richmond Antiques in Tasmania, this summer. We are researching the spout shape, we intend to sculpt and finish in wax the missing shape. Cast in gold and fit to tea pot. I feel that the old glue repairs should be re-done and we could drill and make solid gold rivets. See what Andy thinks?

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