Yixing Stoneware from private Japanese collections (lots 572-582)
An overhead-handled teapot and cover
Ming dynasty Of cylindrical form, applied with a swan-neck spout, surmounted by a flattened cover with a cylindrical knop, the overhead handle rising from the shoulder, monk's notes and fitted box. 22cm high. (3).
Both the box and the silk spread accompanying the teapot bear inscriptions written in black ink, which narrate how the teapot was bought by Sui mang zhu ren, or the Master of Sui Mang Hall from Dong gao xin yue, a Buddhist monk who was a native of Zhejiang and traveled to Osaka, Japan during the fiftieth year of the Kangxi reign (1676). The piece was then bought by the master of Xiang Ying Qing.
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