Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris collection (lots 425-450)
Three Yixing stoneware 'naturalistic' teapots and covers
Mid Qing dynasty Each finely moulded of naturalistic form, applied with squirrels and bats scampering and flying around grapevine and fruiting branches, one with an overhead handle in the form of a twisted tree branch and a seal mark reading youting under the cover. The largest: 19.8cm long. (3).
Compare a Qianlong teapot with similar overhead handle in twisted-bamboo from, currently collected in the Nanjing Museum, illustrated in Gu Jingzhou ed., Yixing zisha zhenshang, p.78, pl.52, and another from the K.S.Lo Collection, see K.S.Lo, The Stonewares of Yixing, p.151, pl.79.
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