Antique Kangxi (1662-1722) Chinese Porcelain Iron Red Teapot with Gilded Relief
Condition Report: condition-condition-four-chips-to-the-lid-two-chips-to-inside-rim-and-some-frits-and-shallow-chip-to-spout-size-height-with-cover-100-mm-diameter-handle-to-spout-180-mm-diameter-of-mouthri
Globular Chinese porcelain teapot on a footring.
With iron-red and gilt decoration and also relief decoration in the same colors of blossom branches, Kangxi, early 18th century.
Only grown in China and Japan during the 17th Century, tea became known in the Netherlands early because the Dutch East India Company (VOC) shipped small quantities home. Its use as a beverage was established slowly, and was probably started by retired VOC employees who had become accustomed to drinking tea in the East. At a tea party, the expensive beverage was served in small teapots, one for each guest, filled with the leaves of the type he or she preferred. The tea was poured into small cups, while the teapot was refilled with hot water from a metal or sometimes ceramic kettle. (Jörg 2011/2, p.131)
Condition: four chips to the lid, two chips to inside rim and some frits and shallow chip to spout.
Height with cover 100 mm, diameter handle to spout 180 mm, diameter of mouthrim 50 mm, diameter of footring 56 mm
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|Region of Origin|
|China Dynasty Period||
Qing (1661 – 1912)
Blood & Milk
17th century, 18th century
Porcelain & Pottery