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March 19, 2016 11:00AMCalender

Yixing Teapot

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2885B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 19, 2016 11:00AM


Yixing Teapot, China, 18th/19th century, in the shape of a grapevine trunk, with a grapevine-inspired C-shape handle and a L-shape spout, decorated with a group of carved squirrels around two grapevine stems with one stretching to the body and the other to the cover, a squirrel-shaped knob to the cover, dark purple clay, ht. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

old chip to a squirrel on the bottom left, minor old chips to cover rim, taping residues to surface, age wear, surface stains to some areas.

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