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Worcester Teapot and Cover


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Dates Circa 1765
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description A Worcester globular teapot and cover with a flower finial, painted with the so called 'Pu Tai' pattern, comprising a Buddha-like figure seated by a large rock with two attendants nearby, one holding a ball, the other seated with a long lotus flower, the borders with red and gold arrowheads.

Pu-Tai Ho-Shang was a Buddhist monk, usually represented as a porcelain figure or as a depiction painted on porcelain. He lived in the Tang dynasty and symbolised Buddha of the future or the god of luck.

14cm High (to tip of finial)

18cm Wide (spout and across handle)

Condition A couple of petals on the finial with tiny chips restored