This is a solid silver Meiji period Kyusu teapot .
It is done in repousee with a two water-dragon motif ; the two dragons are intertwined around the body of the teapot & one dragons' neck & head serve as the spout .
The lid has another water-dragon , with it's head serving as a handle .
The dragon heads on the spout & lid are cast silver and are silver-soldered on .
There is an Ivory handle (approx. 70 mm) mounted at 90 degrees , relative to the spout .
This is a highly detailed and skilled work of the time period .
The only mark that I can find is the 'pure silver' Jungin stamped on the bottom of the teapot .
I have been told that it looks like the work of either Y.Nonoike or Yukitru .
With no found signature , that's only guesswork , I guess.
I've had trouble trying to post photos on this form , so I am including 2 links to photobucket , for the viewing of this item .
Thank you , in advance , for looking at my little teapot !