A Rare Famille Verte Large Teapot Kangxi

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A Rare Famille Verte Large Teapot Kangxi

A Rare Famille Verte Large Teapot

Decorated with panels of flowers issuing  from rockwork with cockerels and butterflies

Within borders of butterflies among flowers

The base marked with the letter ‘G’

Kangxi C1700

Length; 10″ (15.3 cm)

Condition; glaze crack from a firing flaw around half of the base of the handle

Cover missing

See; ‘Famille Verte – Chinese Porcelain in Green Enamels’ By Christiaan Jorg Page 132 Plate 120 for a similar large teapot bearing the ‘G’ mark

Which is in the Groninger Museum

Another related ‘G’ teapot is in the Carmon et Costa Foundation in Lisbon

The ‘G’ mark is not fully understood, all the Famille Verte porcelain that bears this mark is always good quality

It could be a mark of Western merchant or Chinese retailer