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    Sale 2261

    The Hodroff Collection, Part III

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 159

    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT AND COVER

    WANLI PERIOD, THE DUTCH MOUNTS 19TH CENTURY

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    A LATE MING BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT AND COVER
    WANLI PERIOD, THE DUTCH MOUNTS 19TH CENTURY
    Of hexagonal form, painted in shades of inky blue with alternating panels of ribbon-tied auspicious objects and birds or insects among flowers and foliage, the cover with a Buddhistic lion finial, the later silver mounts engraved with floral motifs
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, including handle (2)


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    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 19 October 2000, lot 79.


    Literature

    Fuchs and Howard, Made in China, p. 108, no. 61.
    Howard and Ayers, China for the West, vol. I, p. 55, no. 9.


    Exhibited

    China Institute in America, 1984.
    Cooper-Hewitt Museum, 1984.