Condition: two small chips to end of spout and slight glaze crazing to lid. A teapot of similar design can be found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum (AK-NM-6833-A). The lotus, Buddhist emblem of truth, purity and enlightenment, was a popular design motif in Chinese ceramics from the arrival of Buddhism in the Southern Song Dynasty (420-589).
A fully opened flower, as seen on this teapot, refers to full awakening, and could be a humorous reference to the stimulating properties of tea. Do feel free to get in touch with any queries. Update Due to current restrictions our access to some of our stock is limited. Our cataloguing is of the very highest standard as demanded by our membership of the British Antique Dealers' Association (BADA). The item "Chinese soft paste blue and white miniature teapot, Kangxi (1662-1722)" is in sale since Friday, January 29, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.