Three Yixing stoneware 'naturalistic' teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 431
Three Yixing stoneware 'naturalistic' teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty
HK$ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,700
Lot Details
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).

Footnotes

  • 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.

    清中期 紫泥蝙蝠松鼠葡萄壺三件

    「友廷」

    一壺鼓圓身,壺流、壺把及壺鈕均作樹幹形,壺身塑松鼠葡藤;一壺圓柱形身,三彎流,兩樹枝互相纏繞作高提梁,壺身亦飾松鼠葡萄紋,壺蓋內鈐有「友廷」橢圓印,壺底鈐花鳥方印;一壺扁圓身,壺身似桃葉包裹,上塑蝙蝠壽桃,寓意長壽吉祥。
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