Chinese cockerel and cat teapot, c. 1740, Qianlong Period.
A rare Chinese porcelain teapot, c. 1740, Qianlong Period. Hand painted to both sides, in fencai, or famille rose enamels, with a repeated, unusual scene of a cockerel , perched upon rocks, being pursued by a yellow cat. The cockerel, beneath an oversized flowering plant, the cat beneath a large pomegranite. The lightly domed cover, painted with sprigs of flowering plants, and having a knop finial, painted with a flower head.
Height: 10 cm, 3 7/8”.
Width: 13 cm, 5 1/8”
Depth: 9 cm, 3 1/2”.
Condition: Short firing fault to the spout - please see images for detail.