Today we are delighted to offer for sale a beautiful antique Chinese Famille Rose porcelain teapot!
This exquisite teapot dates to the 19th century Qing Dynasty and is done in the Famille Rose/ Rose Canton style and made of fine, white porcelain and wonderfully hand-painted with vibrant and colorful enameled glazes. The teapot is large and features a dramatic dome lid. It is extensively and meticulously hand-painted a multitude of distinct scenes and motifs. The body and lid feature C-scroll framed vignettes of Imperial court life showing courtiers in regal robes in lavish palace interiors; these panels are interspersed with scenes showing birds, bugs, and floral trees, all set against a gilded background overlaid with colorful butterflies, fruits and flowers, with gilt accents on the spout and handle. This teapot, made for the European export market, was no doubt the piece-de-resistance of an ornate tea set. Truly an outstanding example of Chinese craftsmanship and design.
Teapot presents well and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age. There is minor loss to gilding and a few manufacturing flaws/losses to enamel. There is a firing stable fracture on bottom edge, along with a stable hairline on tip of curve on handle and a chipped/repaired area on spout (please see photos). Please review all photos before purchasing.
Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 11-1/4″ in length, 7-1/2″ in diameter, 8″ in height