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Chinese Famille Rose teapot with figures

This unique teapot has the appearance of the well-known blue and white pieces with scenes from dramas from the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). However, instead of using underglaze blue, the decoration is executed in a variety of overglaze enamels, with rose being the dominant color. The thick and opaque enamels are typical for the reign of the Chinese emperor Yongzheng (1723-1735). However, the depicted scene and the style of decoration, with for example the typical cloud scrolls, are still typical for the earlier reign of Kangxi. Hence this teapot dates from the end of the reign of Kangxi, or the beginning of the reign of Yongzheng. The decoration consists of two Chinese figures strolling through a garden, in which an attractive pavilion is standing. The rim is decorated with flower medallions reserved on a light blue ornamental band. The lid is decorated with a similar band as well as three small flowers. The overall decoration is  of exceptional quality and beauty. This museum quality teapot certainly belongs to the earliest examples of Chinese export porcelain in the Famille Rose style.  The length of this teapot from handle to spout is about 7 inches (18 cm) and the height including the lid almost 5 inches (12.5 cm).

Excellent, with minimal rubbing to the enameled highlights as well as a stress fracture in the base of the handle.

Kangxi or Yongzheng, circa 1720.

Price upon request

Please refer to item no. 1KE049 when making inquiries.

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