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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1985.41
  • Catalogue No.: 363
  • Object type: Teapot
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: early 18th century
  • Dimensions: H. 12.8 cm, D. 15.5 cm
  • Provenance: Jeffrey Story and Walter Cook Bequest
  • Description: Pomegranate-shaped teapot. Thick side-handle of square cross-section, short, curved, upright spout. Body moulded in high relief with two peonies in bloom, two pomegranates, butterfly and two clouds filled with wave design in low relief. Biscuit foot, slightly hollowed. Red, green and black enamels with gold. Moulded decoration outlined in gold against black ground. Leaves green, peonies and butterfly touched with red and gold. One pomegranate in red, the other in gold. Formal floral scrolls reserved in white and gold on spout and handle.
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