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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 667

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE HEXAGONAL TEA POT AND COVER

    17TH/18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BLANC-DE-CHINE HEXAGONAL TEA POT AND COVER
    17TH/18TH CENTURY
    The bulbous body raised on three shallow bracket supports, each facet molded with a shaped panel framing a different scene of scholarly pursuits, with square yolk handle and faceted spout, the flat cover surmounted by a buddhistic lion with a brocade ball
    8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) high


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    A similar ewer without cover is illustrated in K.S. Lo Collection in the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Part 1, Hong Kong, 1984, no. 40. Compare, also, the ewer with similar body, but with rounded arched handle and plain curved spout, illustrated by J. Donnelley, Blanc de Chine, New York, 1967, pl. 60A; and the pair of ewers with flower-carved panels included in the exhibition, Blanc de Chine, S. Marchant and Son, London, 3 - 24 June 1994, no. 54, where it is noted that the shape and design are "reminiscent of blue and white Kraak pieces current in the 17th century".

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