MBO 03 An Yixing teapot and cover


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Kangxi period (1662-1722), ca. 1695

The hexagonal red stoneware teapot is resting on six angular feet and set with a dragon head spout and upright handle in the form of two  dragons biting a pearl. The sides are moulded with dragons amongst waves. The cover is surmounted by a chilong finial encircled by three further chilong repeated on the shoulder. 
13.5 cm high

Sold at Sotheby's Amsterdam 14 May 1990, Lot 456

A similar teapot is in the British Museum and illustrated byValfre, P., Yixing, Teapots for Europe, 2000, No. 217

Ceramics > Early Ceramics