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Chinese Iron Red and Gilt teapot

The decoration of this attractive Chinese export porcelain teapot is executed in underglaze blue and overglaze red and gold. Although this palette is the same, as being utilized in a style usually referred to as Chinese Imari, this teapot is better classified as Iron Red and Gilt or "Rouge de Fer", in view of the style and appearance of the actual decoration. This decoration consists of two large medallions with flowers and birds, surrounded by smaller flowers in red and gold. These medallions are accented by an underglaze molded edge in the porcelain body of both the teapot and its lid.  The underglaze blue decoration consists of simple floral sprays. The matching lid has an attractive contoured rim. This teapot dates from the middle of the 18th century and is an excellent example of the finer export wares produced during the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). The height of the teapot (including the lid) is 5 inches (13 cm) and it measures about 7.5 inches (19 cm) from handle to spout.

Excellent, with a 0.3-inch flake chip to the spout as well as a shallow 0.25-inch chip to the unglazed rim of the teapot and the interior lid. In addition, there is some rubbing to the enameled highlights.

Qianlong, circa 1750.

Price $795

Please refer to item no. 1KE044 when making inquiries.

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