A very intricate and colorful Japanese cloisonné teapot with panels decorated with butterflies, phoenix, and floral with a bird, surrounded by designs that resemble fabric. The enamels are colorful, and reflective. The matching lid has a chrysanthemum bead finial. The teapot has gold colored brass handle that extends from the side.
The interior of the pot and lid are glazed in a turquoise glaze. The base has the same glaze. The color of the brass is very gold-like and shows on the foot ring, lid mouth, pot mouth, and the handle. The top has a disc on the inside to hold the finial in place. The teapot is medium weight.
5 ¾” (14.6 cm) wide x 4” (10.2 cm) diameter x 4” (10.2 cm) tall. Weighs 8.8 oz (250 g)
There are no chips, cracks, or breaks, and the glazes are bright and colorful. There is some original pitting to some of the enamels, light wear to the mouth rim, and spotting to the brass. The foot shows a gap in the foot ring from manufacture. The turquoise enamel on the base was applied very unevenly; it has some gaps near the foot ring but is very thick in other places.
A very intricate, colorful antique teapot to decorate with or add to a teapot collection. It will add richness to the home.
Japanese Cloisonné Teapot with Handle Meiji Period