Teapot

Teapot

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Description
Raised, spiral-lobed, compressed globular teapot with Chinoiserie decoration, including a cast and applied S-curve dragon handle, S-curve spout springing from an inverted dragon's head at its base, and crabstock knop on the circular, hinged lid. Ten chased and repousse panels on body depict bamboo, chrysanthemums or peonies, flowering prunus branches and dragons, all on a finely-textured ground; Oriental scenes on two side panels feature a scholar in boat and two travellers on foot opposite a man with fan and three travellers riding a donkey. Thin ivory insulators. Body perforated at spout. Plain, flat bottom is struck on underside with two marks, "TC" and a Chinese ideogram, both in rounded rectangles. Part of a four-piece service, DL*62.0334A-D.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
teapot
date made
1906
place made
China: Shanghai, Shanghai
place owned; place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
ivory (insulators material)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 10 1/8 in x 5 5/8 in; 13.97 cm x 25.7175 cm x 14.2875 cm
ID Number
DL.62.0334A
catalog number
62.0334A
accession number
241778
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wallace Dunn, Jr., in memory of Lillian Lash and Arthur Wallace Dunn
subject
Beverages
Tea Drinking
China Trade
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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