An Yixing reticulated 'three friends' teapot and cover
Early Qing dynasty
Potted of upright circular barbed form rising on an arched square foot, each main barbed facade featuring reticulated scenes of prunus and pine trees with two wan symbols, flanked on the side with a spout issuing from the mouth of a mythical beast, the handle formed from a chi dragon clambering upwards, all beneath a straight neck with a domed cover worked in high relief with pine tree and naturalistic knop.
14cm wide. (2).