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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 539

    A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRTHDAY' TEA POT

    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)

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    A YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'BIRTHDAY' TEA POT
    GUANGXU SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1875-1908)
    The tea pot is decorated with four roundels enclosing the four characters in the rebus wan shou wu jiang, which may be translated as 'longevity without end', interspersed by beribboned wan symbols.
    8 in. (20.5 cm.) wide, handle to spout


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