Chinese famille rose Mandarin teapot, c.1750

Globular shaped Chinese export porcelain teapot has finely painted enamel and gilt “Mandarin” decoration.

Both sides of the teapot have exquisitely detailed figures painted in the famille rose palette.

Teapot measures 5-1/2″ to the top of the lid.

The nicely woven rattan covered bronze handle is a replacement, fabricated in the late 18th to early 19th century.

This teapot with similar shape body and spout shows what the original handle might have looked like.

Photo courtesy of Guest & Gray

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