An especially fine Chinese export porcelain octagonal form tea pot stand meticulously hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels centered with a roundel of peony blossoms surrounded by lotus petal panels of amazingly rendered cellwork in alternating pastel colors all within a scrolling peony border with a gilded ground. The enamels are jewel-like and the attention to detail is even carried over to the reverse where the flared scalloped rim is glazed with a rich raspberry red. One can only imagine how striking an entire tea service would have been. Measuring 5″ across and in excellent condition. Yongzheng period, circa 1730. Ex- Nelson Kline Collection.