Rare Antique Meissen Flower-encrusted Teapot, Rare Miniature Lamp-form, 19th C For Sale
Please note that items are usually dispatched within 10 working days, generally on the next TUESDAY or WEDNESDAY following cleared payment. If this constitutes a problem for you, please let me know via the messaging facility (not email) and I will do my best to help. Please be aware that I can usually only post once a week! I charge postage at estimated cost plus £1-2 towards expense of bubble wrap and boxes. Overseas packages under 2kgs are usually posted using ISF Registered Airmail plus insurance - this costs me £7.90 on top of the normal airmail price but it is worth the extra for safety.
THERE MIGHT BE A SLIGHT DELAY IN POSTING ITEMS OUT THIS WEEK, AS WE WILL BE AWAY FROM WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY TO SUNDAY 21ST JULY. I WILL TRY TO POST ANY ITEMS PAID FOR ON TUESDAY BEFORE LEAVING. ANY ITEMS NOT POSTED ON WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE POSTED ON THE FOLLOWING MONDAY OR TUESDAY. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
FOR sale HERE IS THIS FINE AND RARE ANTIQUE MEISSEN PORCELAIN TEAPOT AND COVER. THIS GORGEOUS, FLOWER-ENCRUSTED PIECE DATES FROM THE 19TH CENTURY AND IS MARKED TO THE BASE IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE.
THIS DESIRABLE LAMP-FORM TEAPOT IS DECORATED WITH APPLIED FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE AND HAS A PINK AND GREEN SCROLL HANDLE. THE GROUND IS PAINTED WITH TURQUOISE SHAPES AND GOLD DOTS.
IT MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 6 1/4 INCHES WIDE AND 2 3/4 INCHES TALL.
IN OVERALL GOOD ANTIQUE CONDITION, ALTHOUGH THE HANDLE WOULD BENEFIT FROM RESTORATION, AS IT HAS BEEN BROKEN IN TWO PLACES AND RE-ATTACHED. THERE ARE SOME LOSSES TO THE ENCRUSTED FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE, AS USUAL. PLEASE VIEW ALL PHOTOS FOR DETAILS, AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION.
UK POSTAGE IS VIA SPECIAL DELIVERY.
OVERSEAS POSTAGE IS VIA ISF REGISTERED AIRMAIL.
**IMPORTANT** PLEASE SIGN "UNCHECKED" ON DELIVERY OF YOUR PACKAGE (OR ELSE PLEASE OPEN THE PACKAGE AND CHECK THE CONTENTS BEFORE SIGNING)! FAILURE TO DO THIS MAY AFFECT ANY COMPENSATION CLAIM. ALSO, PLEASE TRY TO BE AVAILABLE TO ACCEPT DELIVERY AT FIRST ATTEMPT, IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.
I am happy to ship worldwide, but overseas buyers must pay by Paypal or with a credit or debit card through Paypal. Thank you.
IT IS THE BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO PAY ANY IMPORT / CUSTOMS / BROKERAGE FEES. ALTHOUGH ANTIQUE ITEMS ARE USUALLY EXEMPT FROM CUSTOMS DUTY, VALUABLE ANTIQUES SENT TO CHINA MAY SOMETIMES HAVE TO BE CLEARED THROUGH CUSTOMS VIA A BROKERAGE AGENT. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO IMPORT THE ITEM / ITEMS INTO YOUR COUNTRY BEFORE offerDING ON THE sale. I WILL NOT FALSIFY CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS FOR ANY REASON - PLEASE DON'T ASK. THANKS!
PAYMENT: OVERSEAS BUYERS; PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE!! NO MONEY ORDERS OR FOREIGN BANK DRAFTS, PLEASE. UK BUYERS; Paypal, credit or debit card (via PAYPAL), UK personal cheque or postal order. If postal orders are crossed, they can't be cashed immediately and must be paid into a bank.
UK POSTAGE: All shipping is via some form of Registered Post. All items are securely packed. UK Postage is via First Class Recorded or Special Delivery. Recorded items are insured only up to £46 in value. Please use Special Delivery option for more valuable items. Insurance up to £500 is included with Special Delivery price.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIAL DELIVERY DOES NOT MEAN NEXT DAY DELIVERY - THIS POSTAL METHOD IS USED BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF INSURANCE AVAILABLE FOR ANTIQUE ITEMS, NOT FOR SPEED OF RECEIPT. I can't get to the Post Office every day, however items are usually dispatched within10 days of cleared payment, generally on the TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY following.
INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE:I will post worldwide, using International Signed For (Airmail), Airsure or COURIER (for heavier items). I will not post by Surface or unregistered Airmail, please don't ask! I use large bubble and strong boxes to pack. PLEASE NOTE: COURIERED packages of ceramics/glass/ antiques cannot at present be insured for damage.
I use large bubble & new sturdy, double-walled boxes to pack, which may be heavier than normal boxes (and therefore a bit more costly more to ship), but offer a much greater degree of protection for fragile items.