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Japanese Cloisonné Dragon Teapot with Lid

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Japanese Cloisonné Dragon Teapot with Lid, early 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
5 in. x 6 5/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (12.7 cm x 16.83 cm x 11.43 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.117

There is a sticker on the base which reads: "20-28."

Multicolored enamels on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Japanese cloisonée tripod-legged teapot with dragon decoration in yellow, green, white and blue against a black ground. The dragon breathes red fire. The tip of the sprout is also in red enamel. The base is decorated with three pink flowers and one white flower, and golden-brown and blue toned sylized flower petal shapes. There are red circles around the top of each leg. The spout and handle are decorated with circular cloisons. The interior is coated with a blue enamel. There is a floral pattern on the lid with green/white and blue/white clouds.

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