Porcelain Teapot as Attendant Serving Tea, Chinese Republic (17037WRK) $265

$265.00

Ht: 8.5”  W: 5”  D: 3” | FREE SHIPPING!

This small charming Qing or early Chinese Republic teapot is in the form of an attendant, the arm she holds up imitates the spout of a teapot, the left arm arches to touch her waist suggesting a teapot handle and the hair is atop her head with flowers is a removable lid for pouring water inside. She typical attendant clothing, a high mandarin collared jacket draped over a flaring skirt that is the piece’s base.

Description

After the Qing dynasty fell in 1912 and was replaced with the Chinese-Republic, porcelain production declined in imperial kilns but was revived in Southern China’s Jiangxi Province which made high-quality finely designed porcelains in private kilns. With few restraints, they produced more colorful pieces with unique Western shapes and styles. This small Republic porcelain figurine of a female attendant serving tea that mimics the shape of a teapot is either a late Qing dynasty or early Chinese-Republic pouring-vessel circa 1900-1930. She wears typical two-part attendants clothing, a high collared jacket with a mandarin collar at the neck and her jacket is draped over a flaring decorative skirt forming the piece’s base. Her charming features and clothing are decorated in a more contemporary vein and highlighted with polychrome pigments. In very good condition with minimal signs of age and use, and it is either a late Qing dynasty or early Chinese Republic piece. Late Qing and Chinese Republic Porcelain pieces and even later 20th-century porcelains are now recognized for their top-quality, clear white finishes, striking glazes and clever designs and have become highly collectible.  As with all antique  teaware, this teapot is for display use only, and make unique gifts and kitchen accessories.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 6 in
Period

Antique/Vintage Chinese Republic

Date

1912-1949

Materials and Technique

Porcelain

Dimensions (inches)

Ht: 8.5" W: 5" D: 3"

Dimensions (metric)

Ht: 20.955cm W: 12.7cm D: 7.62cm

Condition

Very good, see description

Reference Number

17037GRK

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