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Teapot in Melon Shape

Artist:
Rim and hinge made by Thome , New York
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Porcelain painted with cobalt blue under and colored enamels over transparent glaze (Hizen ware; Kakiemon type); American mount
Dimensions:
H. 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm); Diam. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry Collection, Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Gerry, 2000
Accession Number:
2002.447.60a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The rim and hinge on this teapot were made by Thorne, an American company based in New York, probably soon after the piece was imported.
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