The current teapot, worked with a compressed globular body accentuated with a luminous sheen, is one of the finest examples produced in the imperial workshops of the Qianlong Emperor. Through the design of the seemingly plain and undecorated body, the craftsman was able to demonstrate the outstanding purity of the stone to its full extent.
Unmarked vessels with a rounded body are not uncommon but jade teapots from the Qianlong reign are widely varied in form and design and no related example of a cover decorated in openwork with a 'dragon' finial appears to be recorded. See a similar white jade teapot, well worked with a rounded body and decorated on one side with a double-strapped handle with similar everted scrolling ends, and surmounted by a cover with a lobed finial, sold in these rooms, 31st October 2004, lot 233. Another similarly unmarked teapot, superbly worked with a lobed body and a spout fashioned in the form of a ram's head, was sold in these rooms, 3rd October 2017, lot 3613.
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