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Teapot & Lid

1991.185AB (RS35152)

Description

Red stoneware, of cylindrical shape with straight spout and squared handle, ring on lid handle; blue, green and yellow opaque enamel decoration of flowers and dragon with rather geometric rim decoration.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1850
Inscriptions
1) Impressed on bottom underside: seal & characters [see accession file]. 2) Label on bottom underside: ""NFL"" 3) Label inside lid: ""Chinese stone / ware from estate of / Capt Oliver Lane / Annisquam / 1825-1850"". 4) Typed note inside (now in accession file): ""Chinese enameled teapot, Yi-hsing. / Brought to Gloucester by Capt. / Oliver G. Lane during the first / half of the 19th century.""
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
hand-painted
painting (image-making)
stoneware (pottery)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Chinese export
covers (closures)
Dragon
figure- and animal-derived motifs
hand-painted
Painted
painting (image-making)
Stoneware
stoneware (pottery)
TEAPOT
teapots
Trade
Dimensions
6.25 x 8 x 5.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.185AB
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2175

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