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Asian Tea Sets74 of 275Tea Caddy (Shantou, China), ca. 1900The mark for my Nippon teaset posted previously.
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    Posted 6 years ago

    actual
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    I'm really curious about this teapot that my mom had as long as I could remember, from back in the early 1960's. I've never seen a teapot in this style anywhere else.

    It's about 9 inches tall and maybe 1-1/2 inches from front to back. It doesn't have any markings that I could find that might indicate a maker. The parts of the design with color have a semi-gloss glaze; the white parts including the 'cut-out' between front and back have a matte glaze.

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    Comments

    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 years ago
      Chinese enameled porcelain puzzle pot, late Qing/early Republic period, in the form of the character ‘fu’
    2. actual, 6 years ago
      Thank you; I'd no idea! It's a beautiful thing.
    3. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      this IS a beautiful piece!!
    4. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Geepers....the prettiest teapot I've ever seen....
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      wow!!!! such beauty and design!!
    6. jeneric jeneric, 6 years ago
      WOW and AWESOME!
    7. actual, 6 years ago
      Thank you all for your kind comments. I'd searched and searched to identity its origin and I'm so thankful for Dizzydave letting me know.}

      And now I know why my Chinese neighbor ogled it while visiting!
    8. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      This piece at Christie's looks quite similar: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-chinese-famille-verte-biscuit-puzzle-teapot-5109970-details.aspx
    9. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      Wow! And good find, Hunter
    10. shrine shrine, 6 years ago
      Dizzydave is quite right, I personally lean to believe it's made in republic era.

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