Silver Mounted Teapot
ca. 1700 - 1720
Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
h: 12.4 cm, w: 14 cm
From an old private collection, Geneva, Switzerland
Early Chinese porcelain exported to Europe were highly treasured. This teapot's mounting in silver is a testament to its enduring beauty and value. The porcelain body is quite standard for Kangxi blue & white: the pattern is the well known "long Eliza / lange lijzen" with floral enhancements. The silverwork appears to be 18-19th century Dutch, with a lion passant mark. A silver mounted small vase from the same collection, and with the same lion mark is also up for auction this week (see our other lots).
For similar silver mounted Kangxi blue & whites, refer to photos below of pieces from the Victoria & Albert Museum (london, UK).