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Teapot with lid

Object Number: 
S-247.16ab
Date: 
ca. 1880
Medium: 
Painted and glazed earthenware.
Dimensions: 
Overall (a): 4 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (11.4 × 16.5 × 6.4 cm) Overall (b): 1 7/8 × 2 7/8 in. (4.8 × 7.3 cm)
Marks: 
Underside of teapot body is stamped with hallmark of Japanese characters that read "Kinkozan" workshop. Right side of body below handle has manufacturer's name and location painted in gold Japanese characters translated as "Kinkozan/Kyoto/Japan."
Description: 
Flat-surfaced teapot with rounded sides, s-form squared spout, applied s-scroll handle, and stepped rectangular lid; painted with landscape scenes depicting sparrows and ducks flying amid grass, and is decorated with painted gold clouds; lid ornamented with painted foliage and is surmounted by rectangular gold-painted handle. Handles and spout ornamented with painted green and gold foliate sprays.
Gallery Label: 
Teapot is example of Kyoto Satsuma ware and was manufactured and decorated in the Kinkozan Workshop. Teapot has similar design to S-247.27ab and may have been part of a set.
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