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.