Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'floral' teapot and cover
Qing dynasty, signed Yuan Yulong Supported on five 'V'-shaped feet, the three-tiered vessel of plum blossom form, with straight sides rising to sharp shoulders flanking a spout and a C-shaped handle, the fitting cover ending in a similar-shaped knop, with a two-character zhuanshu rectangular seal mark at the inside cover. 14cm wide. (2).
Yuan Yulong was recorded by the Republican Yixing connoisseur Li Jingkang and Zhang Hong in their edited book, Yangxian shahu tukao, A Pictorial Study of Yangxian Pottery Teapots, vol.1, 1998, pp.46 as an artist active during the Kangxi and Yongzheng periods. However, no further information is written regarding to the artist and no other recorded examples can be found so far.
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