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Small Teapot and Lid with Black Ground

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Teapot and Lid with Black Ground, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 7/8 in. x 4 3/16 in. x 2 3/4 in. (7.3 cm x 10.64 cm x 6.99 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.168 a, b

There is a sticker on the bottom of the pot which reads "19-4." A loose sticker on the inside of the pot reads: "342/GAB/27.5/10-23-65."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base with gilding. The lid has a silver rim.

Object Description
Small teapot with a floral pattern executed in multicolored enamels against a black enamel ground with curling cloisons. Some of the flowers in the design are displayed in roundels and some in half-fans. The lid is decorated in red, pink and white enamel heart-shapes, with scrolled cloisons, and a flower-shaped knob on top. The interior of both pot and lid are coated in green gloss enamel. Gilding is applied to the tripod feet and to the upper rim of both pot and lid.

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