Nishida Factory, uncertain, Japan, Kyoto
porcelain; hard-paste porcelain
circa 1870 1900
Edo Period (1615-1867)
Edo (Japanese period, 1615-1868); 19th century
Teapot (cover missing). Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. Finely potted Ky_su with circular body, and a trumpet-shaped handle positioned at a right angle to the short spout. The glaze stops short of the foot and base, which is recessed and spiralling. The body is painted in underglaze blue with ducks in flight and standing by water among bamboo and plants, outlined and overpainted with gilding above a double line border. The spout and handle are decorated with gilt scrolling and the rim with gilt edges.
painting underglaze; decoration; in blue
glazing (coating); whole; except base and foot
hard-paste porcelain; whole
hard-paste porcelain painted with underglaze blue
height, whole, 7.4, cm
diameter, whole, 10.6, cm
bequeathed; 1950; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.
Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.
Object Number: C.739-1991
(record id: 21744; input: 2001-02-22; modified: 2017-01-04)