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•D2327. Blue and White Teapot and Cover

Delft, circa 1750

The spherical body painted on the front and reverse with a flowering scroll device, the loop handle with a border of dots and stripes, the spout with a scroll device, the cover with four scroll devices encircling the ball- shaped knop.

Height: 7.7 cm. (3 in.)

Private Dutch Collection

Teapots are often of a small size, not only because tea was an exotic and expensive luxury and consumed sparingly, but also because these teapots were used as infusion pots from which a small portion of the strong brew would be poured into a cup and then diluted with hot water from a kettle.

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