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Small Teapot and Lid with Butterfly and Flower Roundels

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Teapot and Lid with Butterfly and Flower Roundels, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
3 11/16 in. x 5 5/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (9.37 cm x 14.29 cm x 9.21 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.166 a, b

There are two stickers on the bottom of the pot which read: "19-37," and "67/13/LOF/F2/7-1."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base with gilding.

Object Description
Small pumpkin shaped teapot with a butterfly and floral pattern within roundels, executed in multicolored enamels against a black ground with cloison curls. There is a band of pink and white flowers followed by bands of red enamel and olive green enamel at the top and bottom edges of the pot. The bottom of the pot is gilded, as is the bottom edge of the lid. The lid is decorated in the same manner and the pot, without the olive green band. The interior of the pot and lid are finished in cobalt enamel.

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