Fully completed following orders from ruling tzar, Ivan the Terrible in 1588, atop the grave of the Russian Orthodox Saint, Basil The Blessed, the cathedral is one of Russia's best known landmarks, for its architectural European influences and, mainly, for its nine vividly, colorful flame-like gilded domes.
Fitz and Floyd's 1994 inclusion of the cathedral as part of their Famous Landmarks Around The World series presents a beautifully textured and detailed teapot with the nine domes, colored, gilded, and glazed with an iridescent, almost luster-like glaze. The lid, dramatically colored in dark green, to match the spout and handle tips, gives balance to this amazing showpiece. A very unique collectible.
Numbered #2067 of 5000 made.
Origin: Taiwan; 1994; 28 oz.; pre-owned
Dimensions: 8 1/4" H x 10"W x 5"D
Condition: Great. There are no chips, cracks, stains, or crazing. This teapot is clean, the colors and detail sharp, and the polish beautifully shiny.
This is a hand painted teapot and there is an uneven appearance seen to the gold brush work in some areas. This appears to be from manufacturing and we do not know if it was intentional; we have seen this over-painting in all other teapots available online.