At the end of summer, I would like to share a recently acquired antique pink and ever-so feminine teapot which was purchased at an out-of-town antique store. How could I resist these wispy pink roses on fine white porcelain trimmed with fine lines of gold.
The bottom is unmarked, but I have a feeling that it is mostly likely German and possibly unmarked R.S. Prussia? Such nice detail for a little teapot (it only holds two cups). The handle is elegant. Graceful curved flutes. A thin-stemmed finial. Possibly this dainty little pot is a second. Note a blemish in the pink paint (top photo). Could that be why it is unmarked?
Regardless, I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. It was carefully examined and felt for possible nicks and/or rough edges. Gratefully, there were none. Obviously, this teapot has been well cared for many years. Two hundred miles later, I was delighted to add it to my collection.
I am revising this post in regards to this purchase. Myself, as a teacup collector, expected it to be too expensive for my wallet. Therefore, I looked at the price tag with reluctance, but to my delight, the tag read only $24.99. Sold!