Japanese Ceramic Teapot
10 June 2018
Description

Approx. 16.5cm high x 13cm diameter & 17cm from the tip of the dragons spout to the tip of his curled tail. It appears to be a gilded & embossed gold metallic over white ceramic. Figures are I assume Japanese gods or holy men.

Provenance

Owned in the early to mid 20th Century by a wealthy businessman known to our family as Mr Glyde. My Great Aunt worked as his personal assistant for many years & upon his death she was left property & what may have been personal items of which this one. I have no idea if it's a real antique.

Acquired from
Inherited
For sale
Maybe
Answered within about 14 hours
By Nora Curl
Jun 10, 21:57 UTC
Fair Market Value
$395 - $550 AUD
Insurance Value $0 AUD
What does this mean?

This is an antique, late 19th century, Japanese late Meiji Period, about 1880's, heavily decorated porcelain teapot with a grouping of gods, or the Immortals, featured on it and a stylized dragon form pour spout. The raised areas of decoration is referred to as 'moriage'. The maker mark on this is for a member of the Shimazu Clan who were known for producing highly decorated Satsuma wares in porcelain. The late Maiji period was also concurrent with the late Victorian era in the Western world. Although the gold is real, there is no longer a precious metal meltdown value as the cost to extract the gold would exceed the value of the amount extracted.The estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparables. Retail 'asking prices' can be higher and vary.

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