A hand potted and painted Chinese porcelain teapot for trade with the United States. The double hand applied twisted handle is a nice touch to this large teapot.
A medium weight porcelain straight sided teapot with long spout and twisted lined handle. The spout has a ridge near the end. The applied twisted handle has floral additions where the handle is attached to the pot. The iron red painted decorations on the spout, mouth, sides, foot, and handle are delicate and very exact. The glaze is a dull off-white. The lid fits the pot snugly and has a berry finial with applied leaves. There is a hole in the lid to let steam escape.
The foot and base are glazed. You can see the potter’s wheel marks under the glaze. There are no porcelain marks or labels.
Provenance: This teapot belongs to the estate from an old East Coast family that traces its roots to colonial times.
9 ½” (24.1 cm) long x 5” (12.7 cm) diameter x 6” (15.2 cm) tall. Weighs 1 lb 11.9 oz (790 g)
There are no breaks, chips, or cracks. The teapot looks like it had very little usage. It is in very good condition.
This would make a great addition to a home décor or a collection of early export porcelain. It will add substance, richness and age.