Teapot

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1860-1875

GUSN

GUSN-50261

Description

Octagonal melon-shaped body with reeded, twisted handle and reeded spout; brown [foo?]-dog finial; [Meissen?] "basketweave" in relief around top of body and on cover; scene in blue and white of pagodas, streams and mountains; handles leafy terminals are highlighted in blue and gilding; blue "fishbone" decoration on spine of handles and on spout; traces of gilt on lip (chipped) of spout.

Details

Descriptive Terms

teapots
porcelain
underglazing
Chinese export
Vessel, Drink Serving
Teapot
Teapot

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

7 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckingham Sears

Accession Number

1983.28AB

Reference Notes

Wesselman, Linda J. and Martha D. Hamilton. Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1984.