Asian Art I - Lot 6

A triangular Yixing teapot and cover late 17th / early 18th century, the sides moulded with the Three Friends of Winter between key fret and swastika borders, the cover surmounted by Liu Hai's three-legged toad, the handle and spout formed as bamboo, the cover with silver metal mounts to each corner, 15.5cm. (2)
Provenance: the Arthur J Harris collection.
Illustrated: Patrice Valfré, Yixing: Teapots for Europe, p.221, no.222.

Exhibited: Yixing, L'Art de la Theiere Pourpre, Royal Brussels Museum, April - September 2001.
Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500
Hammer Price £ 8,000

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