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


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.


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 functional-and-utilitarian teaware, we recommend this small teapot be for display use only, especially as gifts and as kitchen-accessories. This teapot is part of the VA Antique-Chinese-Ceramics-and-Pottery Collection.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 6 in

Antique/Vintage (1910-1980)



Materials and Technique


Dimensions (inches)

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

Dimensions (metric)

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


Very good, see description

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