Also Called :

Censor Teapots, Square Teapots

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Mid to late 19th Century

Price Range :


Dimensions :

Left to Right:

4 1/8″ square base x 4 1/8″ high

4″ square base x 4″ high

3 7/8″ square base x 4″ high


Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz.;  Top: 3 oz.;  Bottom: 15 oz.

Total Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz.;  Top: 2 oz.;  Bottom: 1 lb.

Total Weight: 1 lb.;  Top:  2 oz.;  Bottom: 14 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Porter’s, Beverly, MA-1966



Availability :


Description: A somewhat strange looking teapot is the Censor. They have strongly curved spouts, long handles and pyramid stepped knobs. The top has an air hole under the knob and a triangle border. The rain cloud border appears on the top of the base. This is one of the few Canton forms that has a figure on the bridge. They are also shown in the Mixed Forms Gallery.

Each teapot has 4 corner feet and the bottoms are glazed. All three examples pictured here are extremely close in size and we have not seen any substantially smaller or larger examples. These teapots are highly prized.

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