A CHINESE YIXING SILVER-MOUNTED 'SQUIRREL AND MAGNOLIA' TEAPOT AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY | 清十八世紀 宜興紫砂鑲銀松鼠玉蘭紋壺
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD
A CHINESE YIXING SILVER-MOUNTED 'SQUIRREL AND MAGNOLIA' TEAPOT AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
of globular form, the silver-mounted handle and spout modeled as forked branches issuing magnolia flowers in a landscape with rockwork and lingzhi and molded squirrels and butterflies, the disc-form cover also mounted in silver and linked to the spout and handle with a chain and surmounted by a cylindrical knop, the mounts early 18th century.
Length: 7¼ in.
the cover broken into 3 pieces under the silver 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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Vanderven & Vanderven, 's-Hertogenbosch, June 2003
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 351, p. 680, illus.