Teapot, Chinese 1736-1795 The body of the vessel was made in a mold that formed chrysanthemums in low relief; then it was decorated with a marblized pattern within which there is actually a landscape, with mountains, trees, and mist. Here a landscape lies within a teapot painted to look like marble. The Walters Art Museum
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Grande potiche couverte en porcelaine bleu blanc Chine, fin du XVIe siècle De forme ovoïde, à décor de lotus et rinceaux sur le corps et le couvercle; accidents, manques, fêles et restauration à la prise.… - Daguerre - 15/06/2015
The mythical "feng" (phoenix) is entwined with scrolling peonies on the surface of the teapot. Furthermore, a few little zoomorphs-- possibly phoenix chicks --also sail across the space. The element of the bizarre in this conception is of a different order from anything seen in earlier Chinese art-- even in archaic bronzes. Of course the imagery on the teapot does have a traditional aspect. The Chinese character for phoenix, symbol of the empress in Qing [Ch'ing] times, has bee...