Teapot and cover This teapot was made by the Meissen factory but decorated in the distinctive style of Ignaz Preissler, probably the best known of all the independent enamellers of Meissen porcelain. The teapot's early shape would suggest it was made in 1720-25 . Preissler would have bought it as a plain white piece and decorated it in his own workshop during the decade 1720-30. He used a combination of black (Schwarzlot) and red (Eisenrot) enamels to depict what is thought to be a view of Paris with the towers of Notre Dame viewed across the broad sweep of the river Seine. Preissler would have been copying an engraving which was not necessarily an accurate view of the French capital.