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.
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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