A Small Kangxi Blue and White Teapot and Cover

Kangxi c.1700

A Small Kangxi Blue and White Porcelain Teapot, Kangxi Period c.1700. This Small Kangxi teapot is moulded with lotus flower panels decorated with Lange Lyzen, divided by a panel which showing a jardiniere on a display stand with a flowering plant. The cover shows two pairs of  ‘jumping boys’,  they are also separated by a panel of flowering plants which are reflected in the decoration around the shoulder of the teapot. Small blue and white Chinese teapots, like the present example, were very popular with the Dutch middle and upper classes at this time. In the Netherlands the thin elegant ladies were referred to as Lange Lyzen and in England as `Long Eliza`. The base has the character   pronounced Yu, meaning jadeThe Chinese have a ranking system of materials, with jade being the highest of all materials.

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In excellent condition, no damage. There is a piece of iron in the glaze.
Height 8.1 cm (3 1/4 inches) Diameter 11.2 cm (4 1/2 inches).
Vanderven & Vanderven, Netherlands.
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