A rare vintage decorative rocket shaped teapot to memorialise the 823 Artillery Battle.
A one-of-kind, rare teapot shaped like a rocket, dedicated to the 823 Artillery Battle in Taiwan.The intriguing decorative teapot has 3 stages: a three-fin base, a central vessel (with two smaller secondary rockets) and a nose cone lid.This vintage teapot is an ornamental item and does not successfully brew tea – perhaps the artist intended this.The rocket comes in a protective case covered in with silk pattern – the silk shows signs of age that is typical for a historical item.
This teapot is made from Taiwanese clay and comes in Rocket Red or Camoflauge Brown. The colours are the result of the reaction of the minerals in the clay when it is fired in the kiln.The inscription on the teapot memorialises the 823 battle.
This Marulin teapot come from Mrs. Li’s small teapot factory in Yingge, Taiwan. Yingge, a small city outside of Taipei, was recognised as one of two earliest industrial areas for pottery, according to the literature from the era of Japanese colonial period.