An unusual large Chinese export famille rose teapot
An unusual and large example of a Chinese famille rose teapot, dating to the Qianlong period. The sides of the teapot, the area around the spout, and the area around the handle are all attractively decorated with panels of flowers and foliage, divided by areas of rich gilt patterning and iron red leaves. The lid is decorated in a similar manner with panels of flowers surrounded by rich gilding and iron red leaves. Width of pot 21cm (8.3"), height of pot 15.5cm (6.1").
Date: Qianlong c 1760-70
Condition: Both the teapot and cover are in excellent, undamaged, condition with no chips, cracks or restoration. There are a few firing flaws to the base of the pot. There is rubbing to the gilding on the handle and spout of the pot from use, and to the knop and rim of the lid. The elaborate gilding to the body of the pot and the lid remains in good condition.