A CHINESE YIXING GILT-METAL-MOUNTED 'LOTUS LEAF' TEAPOT AND COVER QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀初 宜興紫砂鑲金屬荷葉壺
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD
A CHINESE YIXING GILT-METAL-MOUNTED 'LOTUS LEAF' TEAPOT AND COVER QING DYNASTY, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
the ovoid body modelled as a series of overlapping lotus leaves with a single lotus bud on one side of the short spout with the loop handle modelled as a branch, the cover with a soon-to-bloom lotus blossom knop secured with a later mounted gilt-metal chain to the tip similarly mounted tip of the spout.
Length: 6¾ in.
The teapot with a chip to one leaf edge along the body, and two minor nicks to the mouth rim. The cover with several chips to the underside of the rim cover and lip, the largest measuring approx. 0.9 cm. Please note, not inspected without mounts.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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Vanderven & Vanderven, 's-Hertogenbosch, June 1999
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 350, p. 678, illus.
A teapot of this form appears in the foreground of a French school painting circa 1725-30, in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, inv. 29896, showing a lacquer set of shelves containing Asian ceramics surrounded by parrots and monkeys, illustrated in Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, The Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain, 1710-50, New York, 2008, p. 679, fig. 350.1.