This is French Limoges hard paste porcelain footed pedestal demitasse teapot. The maker is Tressemann & Vogt. The teapot is hand painted professionally outside of the factory. The date is 1892 to 1907.
The teapot is 6 ½" to the top of the handle and 7" wide from spout-to-handle.
The shape is lovely, starting with a pedestal foot, a round body, a short curved spout, a tall looped handle and a wide mouth.
The tea pot is hand painted at an unknown decorating studio in an Egyptian motif. The glaze is an off-white, or eggshell. The colors are vibrant, with yellow, green red, orange and blue. There is a large beetle painted on each side of the pot. The gold work is rich and gleaming.
One of the insert tabs under the lid is broken off and I show this in a few photos, with red arrows pointing at the spot. There is some rubbing wear to the gold on the rim where the lid rests. There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze mark is T&V inside the box followed by Limoges France.
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