A KO IMARI STYLE SQUARE ENAMELED PORCELAIN TEA POT, JAPANESE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE LATE EDO (1603-1868) PERIOD, the palette imitating the original Chinese Kangxi (1662-1722) period famille verte examples, the tall, serpentine handle painted with foliate motif, over a ball finial topped domed lid, with a peach color painted stylized Imperial crest blossom, over a rosette lattice motif top, above a chamfered corner, square base, centering a foliate cartouche on sides painted in landscape of a blossoming cherry tree, bamboo, lotus pods and pine, flanked by two sides, with a stylized parcel gilt, underglaze blue ground Aoi mon. Height: 5 1/2" Width: 5" Depth: 3" NOTE: This teapot is usual because the decoration is clearly Japanese in style, however the pallette
Mild surface wear, surface soil, mild rubbing and losses of enamel and gilt throughout, an apparent repair and some inpainting on one corner at base, but overall in very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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