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

Associated Person

Sears, Marian B., 1879-1943

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Japan

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.