A large Yixing 'Ming style' teapot and cover
Early Qing dynasty, signed Shao Zhongru
The main globular body rising to steep shoulders below the straight rim, set with a prominent 'C'-shaped handle opposite an elegant straight spout, the domed cover surmounted by a globular knop, the exterior plain and undecorated, the underside impressed with a four-character zhuanshu square seal mark.
21.8cm wide. (2).