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Two Yixing Covered Teapots

Auction:
2872T
Lot:
2313
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Discovery - 2872T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Two Yixing Covered Teapots, China, one compressed round form with everted mouth rim, C-shape handle, and short protruding spout, medium-thick walls of purplish-brown clay, the slightly domed cover with a compressed round knob with a steam hole, marked "Gu Jingzhou" on base and the cover interior, ht. 3, wd. 6 3/8; the other rounded square form, in dark brown clay, bamboo-inspired carved designs with the C-shape handle in the shape of a bamboo branch with leaves and the spout in the shape of a bamboo shoot with leaves, slightly domed square cover, with its knob in the shape of a twisted bamboo stalk with leaves, marked "Jing Xiwang zhi" on base, ht. 2 7/8, wd. 5 7/8 in.
Provenance: Collection of Christopher and Roberta Bickford.
Estimate $200-400

in good condition with minor surface stain, dirt, and scratches.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Roberta Bickford, Jingzhou, Pottery, Spout, Teapot, Teaware, China

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