Ca. 1725-35, early 18th century
Yongzheng Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with overglaze famille rose / noire enamels
Teapot - w: 15.2 cm, h: 9.6 cm, Saucer- w: 15.4 cm, l: 15.7 cm
Basically perfect: very slight fritting to lid, saucer rim, and teapot bottom
From a Maine estate
This covered teapot and saucer stand is in extraordinary condition, and is quite rare due to its complexity of workmanship. All three parts--lid, teapot, and saucer stand--fit together perfectly and were originally made as a set. The gorgeous famille noire floral grounds are paired with airy landscape scenes, while the raised floral decorations add extra texture.
An identical lidded teapot and stand was sold in 2007 by Christie's New York, as a part of the Hodroff Collection of Chinese export porcelain (sale 1794, lot 191).