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Chinese Enamelware Teapot with Twin Dragons, c. 1900

$480

About

Tea drinking has been an integral part of Chinese culture for centuries, resulting in a wide range of social customs and material traditions. In addition to tea leaves, water, and heat, the art of drinking tea (chayi) calls for a variety of teaware and utensils - both practical and decorative. This rounded teapot dates to the early 20th century and is densely decorated with opaque overglaze enamels in a palette of black, pink, creme and turquoise. The sides are decorated with two dragons soaring through the night sky towards a flaming pearl, an emblem of the sun, of the moon, of balance, and of power. Painted with thick linework, the decoration has an almost cartoonish appearance and is a charming example of a traditional motif.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Width: 8.5 in. (21.59 cm)Depth: 6.5 in. (16.51 cm)
  • Style
    Qing (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass,Ceramic,Enameled,
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CFC1281stDibs: LU820025175202

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Chicago, IL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Chicago, IL

PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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