FINE & RARE Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Teapot, Landscape with Bronze Handle. We are pleased to offer for your consideration this very fine and rare antique Chinese porcelain teapot with bronze handle. The handsomely shaped porcelain body is decorated with a continuous blue landscape painting of a river with fishermen, a figure crossing a bridge, water buffalo, trees and rockwork against a mountainous background that includes sheltering structures and birds flying in a V formation in the distant sky.
An absolutely dramatic study of river life somewhere in the wondrous land of China! The circular flat porcelain lid is also decorated in the depressed central portion with a house on stilts over the water amongst rockwork, trees and mountains. Surrounding the edge of the lid and the neck of the teapot is a classic scroll decoration.
A sturdy bronze handle is attached to the teapot by two star shaped screws. There is a blue four character mark on the underside of the teapot that reads "Xuande Year Made". Please take the time to carefully examine all the photographs for more details and to determine if this piece will be a good fit for your collecting interests. Measurements : The porcelain teapot stands approximately 6 inches from the table to top of lid. It measures 9 inches from the table to the top of the bronze handle.The teapot measures approximately 7 inches from the end of the spout to the back of the handle. It is approximately 5 1/2 inches wide in diameter (measured at the shoulder). All measurements are approximate, but close.
Condition : We carefully examined this item. The end of the spout appears to have been ground smooth to repair a small chip (see photograph).
There is a very small flat surface chip on the rear porcelain flange where the bronze handle attaches to the teapot (see photograph). There is a very small, smooth flat chip to the inside foot ring (see photograph).Minor edge frits are noted around the porcelain lid. Some minor stains inside of teapot from previous use. Other than what we have just mentioned, NO other Chips, Cracks, Repairs or Restorations were noted. Please take the time to carefully read the descriptions and examine all the photographs for more details. We do our best to photograph, describe and mention any issues with each of the items we sell. We are always happy to answer your questions, update our listing or send additional photographs upon request. Invoices must be paid within 3 days from the end of the sale. The item "FINE & RARE Chinese Blue & White Porcelain Teapot, Landscape with Bronze Handle" is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Teapots". The seller is "cut2clear" and is located in Sacramento, California. This item can be shipped to United States.