Peach-Shaped Teapot (Cadogan) with Boy Riding a Water Buffalo and Bird Couple among Plum Blossom Motif

Peach-Shaped Teapot (Cadogan) with Boy Riding a Water Buffalo and Bird Couple among Plum Blossom Motif

China

Qing dynasty (1644-1912), 19th century

A cadogan is a lidless, peach-shaped teapot that is held upside down to be filled at the base. A tube leading up from the base ensures that the contents do not spill when the pot is upright. This type of teapot is said to be named after Lord and Lady Cadogan of England who supposedly brought the first example of such a teapot to Great Britain in about 1820.

  • Titles Peach-Shaped Teapot (Cadogan) with Boy Riding a Water Buffalo and Bird Couple among Plum Blossom Motif (Descriptive)
  • Artist China
  • Medium porcelain with underglaze blue decoration
  • Dimensions 6 x 7 3/8 in. (15.2 x 18.7 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Thaddeus H. Crenshaw, 2002.110
  • Work Type teapot
  • Classification Containers