Absolutely remarkable in its detail, this exquisite quatrefoil form Chinese export Canton enamel teapot is delicately hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels, every surface finely rendered with complex scrolling floral designs incorporating the much-revered peony, panels of this pattern are framed on each lobe of the body with further gilded foliate scrollwork; the cover, neck, shoulder and spout also with swirling patterns in pinks and soft blues, the handle rendered in a ‘cracked ice’ design. One’s eye gets lost in the intricacies of the craftsmanship. Measuring 7″ tall by 5″ wide and with restoration to the base and arch of the handle, otherwise very good condition for a piece of this age and delicacy.  Qianlong period, mid-late 18th century.  $1,450.00