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Small Teapot and Lid with Flowers and Dragon on Black Ground

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Small Teapot and Lid with Flowers and Dragon on Black Ground, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
6 1/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. x 3 13/16 in. (15.56 cm x 11.75 cm x 9.68 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.167

There are two stickers on the bottom of the pot which read: "21-7," and "67/FAR/N2."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Small rounded teapot with a floral and dragon pattern executed in multicolored enamels against a black ground with curling cloisons. The design includes lilies and wisteria in roundels, and a band of flowers within a glittered dark green background at the top edge. There is a copper brown foiled enamel band at the bottom edge of the pot with a fish-scale cloison pattern, followed by a red enamel band with circular cloisons. A large, squared-off handle extends across the top of the teapot, from one end to another. The small button lid has a multicolored floral pattern against a black ground with curling gold cloisons. The interior of both pot and lid are coated in green gloss enamel.

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