A Chinese porcelain famille verte teapot and cover of ribbed ‘bamboo’ form, the tall arch-shape handle of ribbed bamboo form, the spout of shallow ‘s’ form, the body ribs painted with vertical alternating panels enclosing flowering branches between aubergine and green ribs, heightened with black enamel, the short straight neck with iron red band of scrolls, the cover also ribbed with alternating green an aubergine, all standing on three short biscuit feet.

6 3/4 inches, 17. 2 cm overall height.

Kangxi, 1662-1722.


Cover enamel flake, spout chip.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a Belgian private collection, appraised by Maison Calou, Brussels, 10th June 1959.