Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'pumpkin' teapot and cover
signed Chen Mingyuan Naturalistically potted in the form of a pumpkin with eight lobed sides, the curled leaf forming the spout, a stem of vines forming the 'C'-shaped handle, all converging upon a stem-like cover, one side with a series of kaishu inscriptions, with an impressed three-character zhuanshu square seal mark at the base. 15.8cm wide. (2).
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