CATALOGUE NUMBER 1472
FAMILLE VERTE GLOUBLAR-FORM TEAPOT AND COVER
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)
Height: 5 inches
Luis Alegria, Portugal, 2006
Ralph M. Chait Collection, New York (according to label)
Famille verte porcelain teapot and cover of globular form with ear handle and short, straight everted spout. Surmounted by a dome shaped cover with flanged lip and knob finial. The teapot is decorated with Immortals being carried over a turgid sea by various sea creatures; the collar and flanged rim of the cover with a narrow band of floral reserves; and the balance of the cover with flowerheads. All finely painted in famille verte enamels upon a luminous white ground.