Chinese Mughal style pale celadon jade teapot and cover of compressed baluster form, carved with stylised peony amongst scrolls, leaves, branches and other flowerheads, between a naturalistic branch and leaf handle and a spout joined to the body with the flowerhead also with scrolling branches, the one-piece cover similarly carved with openwork bud finial of acanthus leaves.
7 ½ inches, 19.1 cm high.
Late Qianlong, circa 1780.
Condition: One side with natural flaws used in the carving.
- Formerly in an American private collection.