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Lot 49: A beautiful and rare blu and white porcelain tea pot
22 October 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: 17th Century
Zigzag spout, bulb-shaped body and raised handle; finely painted in blue underglaze, featuring two frames depicting two Chimeras; at the top of the body is a round band decorated with flowers; handle and sprout decorated with clouds, the cover is decorated with floral motifs. Featuring a big, star-shaped headline on the body; a restored breakage on the border and some chips on the border and at the inside of the cover.A similar teapot was sold at Christie's, SALE 11640 â€“ CHINESE EXPORT ART; 21 January 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; lot. 197.
See also the pair of teapots sold at Christie's, SALE 5262 â€“ CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 8 April 2014, London, South Kensington; lot. 47.
Compare to the Guest & Gray teapot, Catalogue: Chinese Ming & Earlier Ceramics & Works of Art, Ref. Y441.
dimensions: height 24 cm.