This is a Japanese Nippon hard paste porcelain tea pot, hand painted. The date is circa 1910.
The teapot is 8 ½” from spout-to-handle and 3 ¾” high.
The sides of the tea pot are bisque, or unglazed, and painted with a landscape scene of farm houses, trees, foliage and water.
There is a band around the top and around the lid with designs in raised enamel, matching the tip of the spout. The top of a tree extends onto the top of the lid.
There is gold wear on the finial. I don’t know how much gold was on the handle, if at one time it was just brushed on in places, as now most of the gold is gone, and what is left is a glazed handle.
There is a little bit of wear to the raised enamel design
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green mark is M in the wreath with Hand Painted above and Nippon below.
This is an original Nippon teapot.