An Yixing 'toad' teapot and cover
Mid Qing dynasty, signed Shao Wenyuan
The finely potted cylindrical body moulded with a bamboo shaped belt, applied with a rectangular loop handle and a short curved spout of bamboo form, the skillfully fitted flattened cover surmounted by a knop in the form of a ferocious toad with its head held up in an alert expression, the back with warty lumps, the underside impressed with a four-character zhuanshu square seal mark.
17.3cm wide. (2).