An inscribed Yixing teapot and cover, Attributed to Shao Jingnan (1796-1874), Qing dynasty 清 傳邵景南製宜興朱泥壺 《留珮製》款
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An inscribed Yixing teapot and cover,
Attributed to Shao Jingnan (1796-1874), Qing dynasty
the base inscribed with a poetic verse (‘to serve visitors tea as wine on wintery nights’) followed by a studio mark reading Liupei
There is general surface wear and expected nibbles to the rim of the teapot. There are chips to the flanges of the cover. There are also firing imperfections, including a firing line to the tip of the spout.
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Shao Jingnan (1796-1874), studio name Liupei, was active during the Daoguang period (1821-1850). He was the successor of the Shao family of potters in Shangyuan village, Yixing, and was one of the eight notable potters in the late Qing dynasty.
Compare two related inscribed teapots by Shao Jingnan in the collection of Victoria and Albert Museum, both bearing the studio mark Liupei and signed Shao Jingnan zhi, illustrated here: accession nos FE.1&A, 1B&C-1984.