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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.639
  • Catalogue No.: 63
  • Object type: Teapot
  • Kiln/Location: Early Enamelled Ware, Arita
  • Period/Date: late 17th century
  • Dimensions: H. 10.0 cm, D. 8.2 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Lotus-bud-shaped teapot. Thick handle and spout of round cross-section, pointed knobbed cover. Lid and body similarly moulded with five ascending petals, incised with vertical lines. Red, blue, green and black enamels. On the lid, cross of the knob picked out in red, the petals tipped in red with blue bases. The blue continues down the petals on the body, which are outlined in red as panels containing flowers and rockwork.

    The modelling of handle and spout are surprisingly crude for a piece of this small size. The shape appears to be unrecorded.

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