Of fluted chrysanthemum form and decorated with children derived from Japanese Kakiemon originals, presumably in the collections of the prince de Condé, however this exact from is not found in Japanese porcelain and is unique to Chantilly.
The fluted chrysanthemum form can be traced back through Japan to the Song dynasty in China and the motif of children is also an auspicious Chinese meaning of a wish for many sons.
The brilliant strong colours set against the milky white tin glaze and strong stylisation of the drawing are characteristic of the early period at Chantilly around the time of the granting of the privilege by Louis XV to Ciquaire Cirou to create porcelain in the façon de Japon in 1735, under the patronage of Louis Henri de Bourbon, prince de Condé.
Firing crack at base of handle painted over
A similar teapot is illustrated on p. 112, Geneviève Le Duc, Porcelaine tendre de Chantilly au XVIIIe siècle, (Paris 1996)