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Object Number: 
Late 19th century
Overall: 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 2 in. (8.3 x 14 x 5.1 cm)
Body of teapot has two hallmarks rendered in Japanese characters stamped at side to left of handle. Hallmarks are very difficult to read, although second includes name "Japan".
Small brown and white marbleized teapot with handle positioned at 45 degree angle to short scrolled spout, and small circular lid with knob finial; handle has metal ring attached at end and is pierced along body. Lid has attached ceramic finial which rotates. Grade of porcelain is very thin.
Gallery Label: 
Thin grade of porcelain appears to be marbleized imitation of European agateware. Pattern is very unusual for Japanese export ceramics.
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