This is a lovely, large and I believe quite rare Chinese tea pot dating to the 19th century. Unfortunately this pot is professionally restored. The restoration is very well done and it is hard to see it at first sight. I found two areas of restoration, the area where the handle is attached to the body and the attachment of the spout. Both areas are shown from both sides on the last four photos.
I can not guarantee some other possible restorations, but I have not found any, the restorer did a very good job. So considering the restoration, I think it is not good idea to hold the pot by its handle.Please check and look at my other Asian items for sale. Please note that I have longer than usual dispatch time due to the fact that this is just a hobby along with my full time job. All items will be dispatched as quickly as possible. I describe the items as best as I can, however due to the nature of the items - there are old, some very old, it is impossible to describe all scratches or damage there might be. I will always attempt to accurately describe the condition and specifically mention the most significant damage or condition issues along with showing it on photographs.
If there will be more serious damage / issues then described / photographed, that will be of course always a legitimate reason for return. Unfortunately I had similar cases in the past.
When I will not be certain whether the item is or is not some clever reproduction, items will be marked as "unknown" in the above "Original/Repro" field and described as reproductions. The item "A very large Chinese porcelain famille rose tea pot, 19th century" is in sale since Monday, October 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "aramkin" and is located in Northampton. This item can be shipped worldwide.