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Chinese Imari teapot with butterflies

This fluted teapot with matching lid is beautifully molded. It dates from the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). The decoration is executed in underglaze blue and overglaze red and traces of gold, which represents the  Imari palette. This teapot is an early example of the use of this palette on Chinese export porcelain. The decoration consists of several butterflies and flowers. The quality of the glaze and underglaze blue decoration is quite exceptional. The height of this teapot including the lid is about 4.5 inches (11 cm).

Excellent with two chips to the interior rim of the teapot as well as rubbing to the enameled highlights.

Kangxi, circa 1700.

Price $725

Please refer to item no. 1TD004 when making inquiries.

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