Teapot and Cover
Qianlong Period Circa 1740
European or Chinese Market
Height: 7 inches, 18 cm
A Chinese painted enamel on copper teapot and cover, of hexagonal section and high, narrow form, with six panels of Chinese landscapes, the shoulder with smaller panels of Daoist precious objects.
This is an example of the finest quality painted and enamel made for both the domestic market and for export to the West. It is an early example probably made just after the separation of production in Canton of the Imperial and commercial market enamel pieces.