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Three Pewter Teapots and an Inlaid Pewter Container

Auction:
2885B
Lot:
73
Sold for:
$461$375

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

Description:

Three Pewter Teapots and an Inlaid Pewter Container, China, 19th/20th century, two six-lobed floral shape with tubular neck and domed cover; and one with rectangular body and neck with flat cover, all with S-shaped spouts, footed, the handles wrapped with bamboo strips (now partially loosened, cut, or lost), decorated with bird-and-flower designs inlaid in brass, all covers with carved wood knob, ht. to 6 5/8; and an octagonal bucket-shape container with a shaped bar handle over the top, decorated with a floral design in brass and copper inlays, each side divided into two sections with a raised band, decorated with variously shaped panels of auspicious flowers, plants, animals, symbols, objects, and figures, all inlaid in brass and copper, ht. 8 in.

Provenance: The pewter collection of Ruth Raymond, Beacon Hill, who began collecting in the 1940s.
Estimate $600-900

surface tarnishing, corrosion in progress to some areas, bamboo strips loosened and partially lost, surface stain.


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

Ruth Raymond, Decorative arts, Inlay, Metalworking, Pewter, Teapot, Teaware, Woodworking, China

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