A perfect example of a Yongzheng period Chinese export porcelain teapot, finely decorated in Famille Rose enamels in soft shades of pink and blue diapering and cellwork along with with peony and lotus motifs and with two roundels featuring a rather cryptic cypher surmounted by a crown. A tribute to the Chinese decorator’s talent (and patience!) and surely from a special order tea set intended for a noble personage. Measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ and in excellent condition, ex- Nelson Kline Collection. Circa 1735.