Antique Chinese Export Porcelain Armorial Tea Pot, Ca. 1770
China Ca. 1770
An 18th century globular form Chinese teapot. Two side have an armorial device of a cartouche containing a three masted sailing ship within a shield and and a gold star within an oval,all surmounted with a gold crown. The edge of the lid and upper part of the body have a colorful linked design of C scrolls, leafage, sprigs with berries and two smiling gold suns. This was possibly made for the Dutch market.
Very good antique condition. No restoration. The gold has only light rubbing except the rim of the pot that only retains about 50% of the gold. There are two firing cracks on the inside of the rim of which one issues a 2" fine hairline. There is a faint small star with four lines approximately 1/2" long each. There is a small hairline on the underside of the lid which is not visible from the top
5 1/8" high, 8 3/4" long, 4 1/2" diameter.