An extremely rare stoneware 'scholar's greeting' octagonal teapot and cover
Potted, carved and originally lacquered on the exterior, the compressed octagonal body with deeply curved sides issuing a triangular spout converging at the tip, the overhead inverted 'U'-shaped handle rising from the shoulders, the slightly domed cover surmounted by a round knop, moulded on the upper part of the body with scholars gathering under pine trees, the lower part with meandering leafy pony flowers, the stoneware of a rich brown tone, the lacquer later removed.
18cm wide. (2).
Chinese Works of Art
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