An Yixing stoneware 'ox' waterpot and cover
Qing dynasty, signed Chen Zhongmei
Exquisitely potted in the form of an ox, the creature with bulbous body supported on four study feet, one side protruding the head with a band tied to the neck, the top surmounted by an oval-shaped cover with a semi-circular knop, the underside of the stomach with a two-character kaishu signature of the artist.
12.3cm wide. (2).