Yixing Stoneware from a distinguished Asian family collection (lots 585-640)
An Yixing stoneware 'dragon' teapot and cover
Republican period, signed Kai Xiang Naturalistically potted with lobed sections forming raging waves with dragons and carps chasing fire balls, an extendable dragon head appearing from the cover, its body curved at the sides forming the handle, two-character zhuanshu seal mark in the inside cover. 19.2cm long.
It has been widely believed that Shao Daheng (1796-1850) created the 'dragon' teapot, and stonewares of this form subsequently became in vogue. Examples are found in Wang Yiyu's collections, Nanjing. See Gu Jingzhou, Yixing zisha zhenshang, Appreciation of Yixing Stonewares, Hong Kong, 1992, p.88, pl.65. and another example in the collection of K.S.Lo, see Hong Kong Museum of Art ed., Yixing Purple Clay Wares - The K.S.Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, p.104, pl.59.
Illustrated 出版: Ho Chien, Purple Clay. Wellington Wang's Collection of Yixing Wares, Taipei, 1993, p.133. 何健，《紫泥 王度宜興珍藏冊》，奇園國際藝術中心，台北，1993，頁133。
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