A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an
Elegantly potted in compressed globular form rising from a recessed base to a short neck, set with a prominent 'C'-shaped handle opposite a delicate curved spout on the shoulders, the flattened circular cover surmounted by a globular knop, the exterior intricately decorated with a series of kaishu inscriptions on one side followed by the potter's signature and four-character zhuanshu seal mark, with further two-character zhuanshu oval seal mark inside the cover, another two-character zhuanshu square seal mark underneath the handle, the stoneware of a rich plum-brown colour, fitted box.
15cm wide. (2).