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Chinese Turquoise Glazed Porcelain Teapot

Kangxi period


Of hexagonal form, with openwork design of the Three Friends of Winter: pine, prunus, and bamboo.  
The handle in the form of a fish; the spout with dragon head base.  Teapots of this type are better known in famille noire enamels and occasionally in other mixed colors. 
They are much rarer in monochrome, and turquoise is the only such color we have observed for this form.
Height: 5 5/8 inches (14.5 cm.)
An almost identical example is in the historic collection of Burghley House, Stamford, England.  Another is in the Vctoria & Albert Museum (W.H. Cope Collection, acc. 1903).

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