Overall: 7 x 9 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 23.5 cm )
signed: on the bottom of the teapot in gold: "Rihouet / a Paris"
Teapot of inverted pear shape with s-curved spout and double entwined strap handle terminating in suggested leafy forms; the cover is flat at the rim rising slightly in the center with an apple and leaf-shaped finial; a small wreath in raised gold paste surrounds the dome; the body of the teapot is blue, but hte handle and spout are white with gold embellishment; two large oval reserves on the sides contain paintings of colorful exotic birds framed with elaborate raised-paste gold floral wreaths.
Gift of Margaret Hall McRory, Maud Hall Fluchere and Grisella Hall Kerr
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