Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris collection (lots 425-450)
Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers
Early Qing dynasty Of compressed globular form, the plain body set with a swan-neck spout, surmounted by a domed cover, the base with a seal mark reading qing de tang, the clay of a beige hue; the other applied with lion, bat and wan symbol designs to the sides, other applied in a buff colour on the brown body with peach flower sprays. The largest: 20.5cm long. (3).
The name of Qing de tang, or The Studio of Purified Virtue appeared on scholar's objects and Yixing stoneware from the first half of the nineteenth century onwards and was probably borrowed from the studio name of the Qing dynasty scholar and connoisseur Song Luo (1634-1713).
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