Teapot with lid
Late 19th or 20th century
Earthenware, wire, rattan
Overall (a): 6 1/4 in. × 6 in. × 3 in. (15.9 × 15.2 × 7.6 cm) Overall (b): 1 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (3.2 × 7 cm)
Squat round teapot with handle of wire-wrapped rattan, painted in reds, blues, and yellows with four scenic panels; lid has applied ceramic dog finial at center. Teapot is decorated with scenes of geisha and man, dragonflies and frog, and peonies.
Akae-style teapot has characteristic red paint. In addition, the squat round silhouette of the teapot is typical Japanese form for the service of green tea, and was not generally produced for the export market.
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.