Golden Carp teapot

    SKU: cmcn438100

    £65.00 Members' price *


    A turquoise teapot made from turquoise porcelain with a celadon glaze and a golden lid. Designed by Alison Appleton, the shape was inspired by Parisian Tea salons, whilst the decoration pays homage to Chinoiserie, a style in art that reflects Chinese influence through use of elaborate decoration and intricate patterns.

    Golden carp, also known as goldfish, originated in China and often feature as motifs on traditional Chinese pottery. In Chinese tradition, golden carp symbolises abundance of gold. Together the carp, lotus flower and golden lid on this design conjure up the ultimate symbol of good fortune representing prosperity, harmony, bliss and spiritual enlightenment.

    Created by Alison Appleton, this teapot represents a contemporary interpretation of traditional tea-ware using refined material and craftsmanship from the Fujian province, where exquisite ceramics have been produced since the Song Dynasty .

    Characterised by graceful curves and intricate detail and crafted from fine yet fully functional materials, this design is an expression of treating tea as a special ritual.

    The Golden Carp teapot has a capacity of 720ml and comes with an integral stainless steel filter. Perfect for brewing the finest tea. The matching Golden Carp teacup set is also available.


    Product code: cmcn438100
    Details: Part of the 'Golden Carp' teaset. Created by Alison Appleton.
    Exhibition: Ming China
    Size: 23cm x 13.3cm x 11cm. Capacity: 720ml
    Materials: Turquoise porcelain with a celadon glaze
    Weight: 1.67kg
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