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Teapot: Guarding Eden Teapot

Multi-colored, fantastic, functional teapot bearing a host of symbols from the natural world: pears and grapes adorn the body, foliage and branches form the handle and part of spout; stalking tiger and lion on foot; striped coral snake is entwined around the handle and its mouth serves as spout....

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Provenance

Purchased by Daphne and Peter Farago from the artist; to MFA, 1996, gift of Daphne and Peter Farago.

Credit Line

Gift of Daphne and Peter Farago

American, 1996

Object Place

Portland, Oregon, United States

Accession Number

1996.353a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain; slip-cast, hand-carved and glazed

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain