An exceptionally charming Chinese export porcelain Qianlong period teapot extravagantly decorated in Famille Rose enamels with a pair of very energetic Foo Lions forming both the handle and the spout, accompanied by their pup who is cavorting with a ball which forms the knop to the cover. The globular body is embellished with a pair of reticulated floral bosses flanked by lotus and the shoulder with a lappet collar. This sort of over-the-top design was all the rage in Europe where there was a mania for “the exotic” and whimsical at this time. Measuring 5 1/2″ x 8″ and in good condition with only a chip to the spout. Early Qianlong, circa 1745.