A very fine antique Chinese Yixing teapot decorated in the famille verte palette with a lion dog and precious object dating from the 18th or early 19th century.
These unglazed teapots are considered to brew the best tea by the Chinese.
The teapot is of cylindrical shape with a recessed base and with a short pouring spout and simple loop handle. A flat cover with a loop handle with two small free moving rings sits flush within a top recess. The teapot is hand painted in colored enamels with a playful lion dog to one side and with what appears to be a basket or precious object to the opposite side with simple turquoise patterning applied to the cover, the spout and handle. The spout has a basic open hole common with earlier examples and the teapot has an impressed flower mark to the base along with a black signature mark and with a black signature mark within the lid. It has been suggested that the piece dates from as early as the Kangxi period.
Provenance: Acquired from the British Art Market.
In good condition with wear associated with age.
Origin : China
Manufacture Date : 18th or Early 19th Century
Materials : Clay
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