Teapot

Object Number: 
S-247.23ab
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 in. × 5 in. × 1 3/4 in. (10.2 × 12.7 × 4.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 × 2 in. (2.5 × 5.1 cm)
Marks: 
Both underside of teapot and lid interior are impressed with "C" stamp. Mark is not typical of Japanese export ware and may indicate that teapot was intended for domestic use. Interior of lid also has three black marks located along side of stamp that app
Description: 
Small round teapot with lid and sockets for handle. Teapot and lid are painted with ivory background decorated with trompe l'oeil gold net that appears to contain three painted fish and a stingray; surface of net is decorated with painted crayfish and crabs rendered in relief Moriage technique; circular lid is decorated with gold net pattern and has gold knob finial.
Gallery Label: 
Handle of teapot is missing.
Credit Line: 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, the gift of his widow Mrs. Mary Stuart
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group