This is a Japanese kyusu, a teapot that is solitaire, for one person, and the handle is 90 degrees to the spout. It is whiteware, not decorated. The date is circa 1900.
The material is a pottery or soft paste porcelain, thus the glaze is a crackle glaze, intentionally crazed.
The pot is 2 ¾” high to the top of the finial and 6 ½” from side-to-handle and 4 ¼” from side-to-spout.
The pot is created with a filter for the tea leaves.
The interior and bottom are glazed except for the foot ring on the bottom, the interior mouth ring where the lid sits and the ridge on the underside of the lid. If you look at the photos you will see that the pottery is white.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks.
The bottom is signed in blue with Japanese characters that I am unable to read.
The pot holds one cup or less of hot tea.
Japanese Kyusu Whiteware (White Ware) Demitasse Teapot c 1900
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