PRUSSIA – TEAPOT – PERSONAL SERVICE – KAISER WILHELM II
The tableware is a striking and elegant, royal purple and gold hand painted teapot from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s personal table service.
The teapot’s upper half is the aforementioned purple, followed by a gold accent band, then its lower half is white. A series of white and gray bows are strung together across the purple section. The handle and spout are white, with a gold design. The teapot’s lid is once more purple, with the bow design extending around it. Instead of a conventional handle to remove the lid to add tea, a beautiful, delicate, white and gold rose with two leaves serves the purpose.
Inside, the lid is dated 1912. Along with the Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal cypher on the pot’s bottom is the date 1911, which means these are NOT matching pieces.
The teapot’s circumference is 5 1/2.” The diameter of the lid is 2 1/2.” The diameter at its base is 2 1/2.” The teapot’s overall height is 5 1/4.”
It is a fine example of a personal item from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s table service.