A very stylish antique Chinese Qing porcelain teapot and cover in the puzzle design decorated with famille verte patterning and dating to the latter 19th or very early 20th century. The teapot stands raised on a narrow rectangular shaped and unglazed foot with a recessed base and with a series of three pierced sections around which the hollowed body is formed. A shaped handle is applied to one side with a similarly shaped pouring spout to the opposite side. A raised top opening is fitted with a matching shaped cover and the whole is decorated with small colored flower heads set against a Chinese cross hatch patterning in black on a green ground set in turn within the natural white glazed edging. Painted central panels are applied to both sides each painted with figures in various occupation. These are painted against a white ground in similar Famille verte colors to the rest of the pot. The handle and spout are painted in tones of lilac with black line patterning. The teapot is not marked however we have been cautionary on our dating as the teapot has all the natural characteristics and aging associated with 19th century examples.
Provenance: Acquired from the UK Art Market.
In good condition with wear associated with age and use.
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