An overhead-handled teapot and cover  Ming dynasty
Lot 581
An overhead-handled teapot and cover Ming dynasty
Sold for HK$ 125,000 (US$ 16,128) inc. premium
Lot Details
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).

Footnotes

  • 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.

    明 朱泥鋪砂提梁大壺

    壺圓筒身,淺圈足,平肩,直徑向口沿收斂,長流三彎,高提梁,平蓋上一圓柱鈕,壺身素面,紫泥中摻有細小黃色沙粒,整壺製作工整,造型古樸。

    隋茶壺有絹布一條極木盒一個,上均以墨書文「心越禪師遺物,提梁式朱泥湯罐。明遺民心越禪師師款用年間歸化於我時攜來之朱泥...余購之為佳什愛器之一寶也。燧菴主人記」,絹布另記文「右筐底之記文也。案:燧菴,水戶藩之侍醫,本馬安佐也。......記其傳來,以為愛翫之再。香影處主人誌。」。
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