Porcelain teapot “en grisaille”, c.1750

This Chinese export porcelain teapot from the middle 19th century is globular in form and decorated “en grisaille” (painted in shades of gray) with gilt highlights along the top rim.

Teapot measures 3-3/4″ high.

The simply shaped original spout was replaced with a finely detailed bronze spout in the form of a serpent.

Another teapot decorated en grisaille, shown with original spout and lid.

Photo courtesy of Richard Gould Antiques

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