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Chinese teapot with a song-bird and flowering prunus

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An image of Teapot and cover. Unknown production, Japan & China. The squat, pear-shaped body divided into fourteen lobes separated by single vertical lines in iron-red and painted on either side with a scene of a song-bird perched in the branches of a flowering prunus tree, in underglaze blue with details picked out in gilding The loop handle and upright spout are attached by a detachable metal chain to the globular knop at the centre of the cover, thus holding it in place on the teapot. The cover is lobed to match the teapot and decorated with two sprays of peony in underglaze blue. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue with iron-red enamel, and gilding, height, whole, 11 cm, diameter, whole, 16.2 cm, circa 1662-circa 1722. Chinese Imari. Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Kangxi Period (1662-1722).

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Teapot and cover. Unknown production, Japan & China. The squat, pear-shaped body divided into fourteen lobes separated by single vertical lines in iron-red and painted on either side with a scene of a song-bird perched in the branches of a flowering prunus tree, in underglaze blue with details picked out in gilding The loop handle and upright spout are attached by a detachable metal chain to the globular knop at the centre of the cover, thus holding it in place on the teapot. The cover is lobed to match the teapot and decorated with two sprays of peony in underglaze blue. Hard-paste porcelain painted underglaze in blue with iron-red enamel, and gilding, height, whole, 11 cm, diameter, whole, 16.2 cm, circa 1662-circa 1722. Chinese Imari. Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Kangxi Period (1662-1722).

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  • Accession Number: C.258 & A-1934
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/19.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Sam Cole
  • Image height: 844 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 90.67kB
  • Exposure time: 1/45
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 19/1
  • Captured: 2018:03:06 11:50:16

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17th Century 18th Century birds blue and white Chinese cover enamel Fitz_AA floral flowers gilded gilding gilt glazed hard-paste porcelain Imari style Japanese K'ang Hsi Kangxi lidded lobed lobes paeony painted peonies peony porcelain Qing Dynasty songbird spout spouted sprays taking tea tea pot teapot teaware underglaze

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