Chinese Imari porcelain ribbed melon or pumpkin shaped teapot painted under glaze blue & iron red enamel & gilded Water Lily pattern Kangxi Qing 1710
A Chinese Imari export porcelain pumpkin or melon shaped ribbed teapot decorated with a hand painted floral and grasses water lily pattern, in iron red enamel and gilding, on an under-glaze blue design. There is decoration on the body, lid, spout and handle.
This small bulbous bodied ribbed teapot is sat on a short round foot-rim and has a narrow straight spout as well as a large plain round sectioned looped handle. The ribbed domed lid has a small ball knob handle.
It dates to circa 1710, from the reign of the Emperor Kangxi - 康熙帝 (1661-1722) in the Qing dynasty 清代.
It is in excellent antique condition without chips cracks nor restoration. There is a sound internal firing tear to the joint of the top and bottom sections of the body and some fritting to the body. The lid is original but is a loose fit. There is a slight rock to the teapot from a warped foot rim. This is a most attractive item to add to any collection of late 17th to early 18th century antique Chinese Imari porcelain.
Height 4 inches ( 10 cm)
Length 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Diameter 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm)
Weight 243 grammes unpacked
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