An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark

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Lot 8098
An Yixing pottery teapot
Chen Mingyuan mark

Sold for US$ 68,750 inc. premium
Chinese Works of Art
Ceramics
Yixing Stoneware
Yixing Pottery from the Monterey Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Museum Funds; Acquired by the Museum in 1993
An Yixing pottery teapot
Chen Mingyuan mark
The clay of sandy dark chocolate hue, the thinly convex lid fitted to the body potted in very flattened circular section supporting a ring shaped handle opposing an extremely truncated cylindrical spout, all raised atop the very short convex sides surrounding the crisply potted thin foot ring encircling the recessed base bearing the impressed two-character mark reading Mingyuan.
6in (15.2cm) width over handle

Footnotes

  • 宜興茶壺 「鳴遠」印款

    Provenance
    purchased 18 April 1983, Dr. To, Good Brothers & Co, Hong Kong
    Thereupon acquired by the Museum in 1993

    For a discussion of the 17th/18th century ceramicist Chen Mingyuan, see Bartholomew et. al, The Art of the Yixing Potter: the K.S. Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware Hong Kong: the Urban Council, 1990. For an engaging discussion of the vibrant market for 'Shanghai Masterpiece' homages to Chen's work made in the 20th century, see Bartholomew and Lai The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Yixing Zisha Stoneware [Beishan Jigu: Yixing Zisha] Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015, passim.
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An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
An Yixing pottery teapot Chen Mingyuan mark
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