Turn of the century chinese canton tea pot. a beautifully decorated tea pot profusely covered with flowers and butterflies. circa 1900, height 6.5 inches, 17 cms. no lid, hence the low price.
canton porcelains are chinese ceramic wares made for export in the 18th to the 20th centuries. the wares were made, glazed and fired at jingdezhen but decorated with enamels at canton (guangzhou) in southern china prior to export by sea through that port.
canton famille rose in the 19th century was typically decorated with alternate panels of figures and birds, flowers and insects, predominantly in pink and green.
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