A charming Chinese export porcelain teapot of molded form-the cover and lower portion of the pot shaped to resemble lotus petals and the lotus motif continues on the bottom of the piece as an applied lotus bud and stem which forms the feet upon which the piece rest. The hand-painted images of koi are a symbol of conjugal harmony as they are believed to mate for life. This is an excellent example of the fantastical sort of Chinese teawares that enthralled European consumers in the 18th century. In remarkably good condition. Measuring 4 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide. Circa 1735.