A Chinese Export Crested Teapot And Cover

circa 1730

Reference#: CEPA20

Height: 4 3/16 inches (10.7 cm.)

David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Volume II, p. 165, no. E12, illustrated and the service discussed.

The spherical body painted on either side with the crest of Merry above shoots of green bamboo within the interstices formed by a deep rose and gilt Y-diapered ruyi-lappet border interrupted at the faceted spout and handle by a rose and green peony sprig, the cover similarly bordered. Small chips on the spout and knop.

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