Globular Chinese export teapot, c.1750

The original handle on this 3-3/4″ high porcelain “one cup” teapot was replaced by a simple iron one, bolted on and painted to match the famille rose floral decoration.

Look closely to see the large circular crack masked by a painted green garland. This is one of the first items I purchased for my collection and is the only example I have found with this type of repair

what the original handle & lid might have looked like

Photo courtesy of AntikWest

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