Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'ox-snout' 'lotus' teapot and cover,
signed Zhu Kexin Of cylindrical form rising to tall shoulders and a lipped rim, flanked on each side with a small spout and a 'C'-shaped handle, the slightly domed cover with a flattened knop, the inside cover with a zhuanshu seal mark, the base with an additional three-character zhuanshu square seal mark. 15.6cm wide. (2).
Zhu Kexin (1904-1986), alias Kai Zhang, is a famous contemporary Yixing stoneware master. He started as an apprentice at fifteen years old and by 1930, he was invited to teach at a school in Jiangsu. Two years later in the field he became a master potter and performed indepth research at other institutions. Zhu particularly liked floral motifs, applied motifs such as pine, bamboo and prunus on his teapots. His ox-shaped teapots are rare.
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