Chinese porcelain famille verte, wucai teapot and cover, the body of lobed baluster form on three low feet, the C-shaped handle and the curved spout have flat sides, the low-domed lobed cover with floral knop, painted in green and yellow enamels and iron-red with two wide panels, one enclosing two ducks swimming amongst lotus, the other with pheasant on rockwork amongst peony blooms, two other smaller panels either side of the spout and handle containing different flowering plants emerging from rockwork.

10.8 cm, 4 1/4 inches high; 14.6 cm, 5 3/4 inches wide handle to spout.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


A nibble on the mouth rim, and a frit on the foot.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar teapot from the Boymans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam, inv. no. A 1863, a gift of E. van Rijckevorsel, 1910, is illustrated by Christiaan J. A. Jörg in Famille Verte, Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels, colour pl. 123, p. 135.