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Kangxi blue and white porcelain tea pot

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Category
Period
Reference
5650
Height
12 cm (4 3/4")
Chinese early 18th century blue and white porcelain tea pot, made during the reign of The Emperor Kangxi at the beginning of the 18th Century at the kilns at Jingdezhen.

Each side is expertly painted with a different design. One side is painted with items associated with the scholar. These include double gourd vases, jardinières of flowers a ding and scattered flower heads

The opposite side is painted with a large Chrysanthemum flower head. This is one of the four noble flowers and in Chinese folk lore is associated with a pleasant life, generosity, retirement from public life and joviality. It also represents late summer / early autumn.

A good example of a Kangxi blue and white tea pot
Height
12 cm (4 3/4")
Year
1662 - 1722
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
excellent condition very small frit to the underside of the spout which is felt more that seen and a small firing flaw to the foot rim