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Kangxi / Yongzheng chinese 18th century blue and white porcelain tea pot (c. 1720 China)
8.00cm high ( 3.15 inches high)Condition
The tea pot is structurally sound but due to the thiness of the glaze there are frits to the handle and spout. A small chip to the side of the flat lidDescription / Expertise
Kangxi or early Yongzheng blue and white zoomorphic small tea pot with pencil painting decoration around the body of tree peonies. The handle is modelled as a tree branch - crab stock style - but it is the spout that is so delightful with flowers that are painted up but either side of the top are two 'eyes', making the spout look like a reptile even fish or eel.
The pencil painting is well done and as it is on a small tea pot it appears bigger than it actually is. The tree peony is one of the four noble flowers. The rim of the tea pot at the edge of the lid is painted with the typical kangxi design of a hatched geometric pattern. The lid sits flat in the tea pot with a peach and leaf acting as the knopf.
Although mad for Europe the style and decoration owe much to the chinese taste of the time. An unusual and rare tea pot