An early Kakiemon style porcelain teapot with Dutch silver gilt handle and mount Maximize

An early Kakiemon style porcelain teapot with Dutch silver gilt handle and mount

Kakiemon style porcelain
Japan
Edo period (1603 - 1868)
Edo
Height : 9 cm / Width : 14 cm
French private Collection

The Kakiemon porcelain lobed oval  teapot with matching lid. The teapot decorated with birds among flowers in red-orange, blue, yellow, turquoise overglaze enamels. The teapot and lid enhanced by 17th century Dutch fine silver-gilt mounts and handle. The spout with a small clamshell-shaped mount surmounted by a delicate rooster, and attached by a chain to the lid's knob, itself covered with a small silver-gilt hawk. This small Japanese teapot with its European mounts illustrates the taste of the Westeners of the 17th and 18th century for oriental porcelains, which they adapt to their taste by adding precious metal mounts. The Kakiemon-style porcelains appeared around 1670. They owed their name to the enameller Sakaida Kizaemon who developed the first overglaze enamelled porcelain in Japan. The Kakiemon-style porcelain will be widely exported to Europe, through the Netherlands and will largely inspire the productions of the European porcelain manufactures as Chantilly and Meissen.

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