This finely detailed, lovely miniature teapot is Japanese cloisonne'. Cabinet miniatures were highly treasured for hundreds of years because they created exquisite examples of standard sized pieces in miniature. Cabinet miniatures are called "Objects of Virtu". Cabinet miniature pieces are highly sought by collectors and make lovely gifts.
This Japanese miniature teapot is an excellent example. It dates in the 19th century, an antique. Salesman samples, cabinet miniatures such as this Japanese cloisonné teapot are scarce. The detail is of colorful finely enameled flowers with embedded tiny brass wires.
As well as for collectors of cabinet miniatures, for dollhouse collectors this Japanese cloisonné teapot would work beautifully in larger dollhouses. The teapot has a rich cobalt blue enameled field. Intricate floral decoration flows around the body,. The spout is long and graceful, the high finial indicative of early Japanese Imperial teapots. This cabinet miniature teapot measures just over 2" high, 3.5" from spout to handle. The condition is very fine with no chips, cracks, or repairs. This is really a object of virtu'... made in perfect small scale for display in cabinets. Also a perfect size for large dollhouse or for a serious miniature collector.
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