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).
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.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Wine:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% on the first HKD800,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from HKD800,001 to HKD1,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% on the excess over HKD1,000,000 of the Hammer Price.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.