Richie and I found this beauty at The Old Mill in Lafayette, NJ. The
vendor was a charming woman. I enjoyed speaking with her especially
since I didn't know about much about this teapot other than it was
JKW: Josef Kuba of [in] Weisau, Bavaria [Germany]; the designs you most often see
are of stylized lovers in garden settings with gold all around. Lovely.
This teapot shows the JKW and is over-stamped with Rosenthal. She
said that the two marks most likely indicate the porcelain was
manufactured in the Rosenthal factory and then decorated by JKW in West
Germany more than likely around 1949 or early 1950.
I took quite a few close-up photos of the design so that you could
appreciate the beauty of the teapot.
Also, below you will see I took a top shot and then a portion of the top
without the glare from the room.
This teapot was perhaps carefully used on special occasions. No chips,
dings, cracks or crazing. The gold work is very beautiful.
Teapot is almost 10 3/4" wide and is 6 1/4" tall
For now this has a place of honor in my hall curio cabinet; if you would like
this for your cabinet please call our office number below or email me
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