An Yixing stoneware 'roundel' teapot and cover, 17th/18th century
Lot 571
An Yixing 'roundel' teapot and cover Early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 56,250 (US$ 7,245) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris (lots 571-583)
An Yixing 'roundel' teapot and cover
Early Qing dynasty
Of compressed circular form supported on a gently splayed foot, applied with a delicate loop handle opposite a swan-neck spout, a roundel of birds enclosed within a circular panel on both sides, the dome cover surmounted by a compressed knop.
14cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • The compressed circular form is often found on blanc-de-chine teapots produced during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, see a blanc-de-chine teapot dated to the early seventeenth century from collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Empty Vessels, Replenished Minds: The Culture, Practice and Art of Tea, Taipei, 2002, p.104, pl.83. See also a similar example sold at China Guardian, 12 November 2012, lot 2876.

    清早期 朱泥剪影鶴紋圓扁壺

    壺圓鼓形身,圈足微撇,三彎細流,正耳把,將軍帽式壺蓋。壺身兩側分別飾同心圓開光,小圓上剪影雕一飛鶴,空白處飾以褐色彩泥稍作點綴。朱泥中略見金黃色沙粒均勻分佈。整壺塑形規整,造型古雅,線條剛勁有力。

    此壺形制常見於明末清初德化窯白瓷茶壺上,台北故宮博物院藏一件的話瑩白扁圓茶壺可作比較,見國立故宮博物院編,《也可以清心 – 茶器•茶事•茶畫》,台北,2002年,頁104,圖版83,另見中國嘉德拍賣一件類似的清早期紫泥刻花圓形扁壺,唯青灰沙胎質不同,2011年11月12日,拍品2876。
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