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Small Squat Teapot with Cobalt Ground

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Squat Teapot with Cobalt Ground, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 3 7/16 in. (5.72 cm x 13.34 cm x 8.73 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.165

There are two stickers on the bottom of the pot which read: "19-2," and "77/CON/10/3-22-64."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base with gilding.

Object Description
Small teapot with a motif of flowers in roundels around the center, divided in half horizontally by a band of red glittery dots. The flowers are executed in pink and blue enamels and the roundels are black enamel and green enamel over foil. The design is bordered by a cobalt ground with curling cloisons and daisy-like flowers (on the bottom of the pot only). The spout, handle edges, and teapot top edge are all bordered in olive green enamel with circular cloisons. The interior of the pot is also coated in olive green enamel. The pot stands on gilded short tripod feet.

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