CATALOGUE NUMBER 0126
BLUE & WHITE BARREL-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 4 ¼ inches
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 2000
Blue and white drum-shaped teapot and cover, of wide, slightly bulging cylindrical form with sunken lip and straight pedestal foot with recessed underfoot. An ear-shaped handle and straight upward |extending spout attach at either side. Decorated along the body with two wide rectangular reserves filled with "Precious Antiques". The reserves are bordered at top and bottom with a raised nail head design. The spout and handle are decorated with cloud patterns. The round cover fits into the sunken lip of the teapot. It is decorated with concentric borders of key-fret, ruyi head fungus, and dentate design, and is surmounted in its center with a finial in the form of a fu dog. All finely painted in deep underglaze cobalt blue upon a luminous white ground.