Japanese teapot, c.1730

A small pear-shaped porcelain teapot made in Japan during the Edo middle period (1704-1800), with underglaze Imari decoration of birds and flowers in cobalt blue, iron red and gold.

Measures 3-1/2″ high, 5-1/4″ wide.

Silver replacement lid with chain, engraved decoration and Dutch hallmarksĀ is from the early to mid 1800’s.

This nearly identical teapot shows what the original lid on mine would have looked like before the silversmith got a hold of it. Thanks Hans!


Photo courtesy of Pater Gratia Oriental Art

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5 Responses to “Japanese teapot, c.1730”

  1. Dave says:

    That is a darn nice lid! I was wondering what was broken before I scanned the text!

    Nice one.

  2. Love the contrast of silver to porcelain. Just beautiful.

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  4. Andrea says:

    What a gorgeous pot– looking at this one for some reason finally made me realize that there is an added layer of life history and geography for the repair, to that of the original object– good to be reminded of the other dimensions carried by material objects

  5. Victoria says:

    I much prefer this one to the original. Antiques that have worked hard for their keep seem so much more interesting than those that have just sat in a collection.

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