A very richly decorated Chinese export porcelain tea pot and covered creamer, each painstakingly decorated with Mandarin scenes and landscape cartouches against tightly rendered grounds of gilded scrolling vines. The teapot with a scene of  everyday life with a detailed interior view opening out onto a garden terrace where the family’s boys are rough-housing on the lawn. the creamer with a larger view of courtly people taking their leisure on a terrace overlooking a water view with a town on a distant shore. The teapot measuring 5 1/4″ x 7″ and with a faint star-crack to the interior of the cover and some loss the gilding on the handle and spout as can be expected, otherwise in good condition, exhibiting some fine painting. The creamer, also in good condition, measuring 5 1/4″ tall.      $1475.00