Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'bamboo' teapot and cover
signed Chen Zhongmei Naturalistically potted in the form of bamboo bunched and tied at the waist, issuing a spout and a C-shaped handle on opposing sides, the well-fitted irregular-shaped cover also surmounted by a bamboo knop, the base with kaishu inscription including the name of the artist. 13cm wide. (2).
For a nearly identical teapot in shape with bundled bamboo from the K. S. Lo Collection, see Hong Kong Museum of Art (ed.), Yixing Purple Clay Wares The K.S. Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, p.63, no.12. See also a water vessel bearing the signature of Chen Zhongmei, from the collection of Tan Jing and Du Yuesheng, sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, Hong Kong, 24 May 1978, lot 346, and again in these rooms, 27 May 2012, lot 546.
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