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.
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