A very charming, fantastical Chinese export teapot decorated in a riot of Famille Rose enamels and fashioned with a Foo Lion spout and handle and surmounted by a cockerel finial, the body with circular reticulated bosses! This is exactly the “exotic” whimsy that appealed to the European market at the time which was infatuated the mysterious Far East. A real conversation piece at any tea table, measuring 5 1/2″ x 6″ and in remarkably good condition. From the Nelson Kline Collection as well as Santos of London. Circa 1740s.