Jingdezhen and Guangzhou China
HOA: 5 1/2; WOA: 9; DIA: 5
DESCRIPTION: Part of a porcelain tea set, decorated with floral arrangment in center and conventional borders. Teapot is cylindrically-shaped with twined vine handle, flat top with berry shaped knob.
FORM: The shapes of many forms of Chinese porcelain were derived from European silver. This tea pot suggests the classical drum shaped silver tea pots of the late eighteenth century.