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A RARE WUCAI TEAPOT AND COVER
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A RARE WUCAI TEAPOT AND COVER

17TH CENTURY

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A RARE WUCAI TEAPOT AND COVER
17TH CENTURY
The bud-shaped body is decorated with a shaped cartouche enclosing flowering leafy branches in reserve on a densely arranged network of hexagons, each enclosing a stylised blossom. The handle and spout are decorated with loosely arranged stylised clouds. The cover is similarly decorated with three flower roundels on a geometrical ground.
9 ¾ in. (28.8 cm.) wide
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The teapot belongs to a group of wares specifically ordered by Japanese connoisseurs from the Jingdezhen kilns in China, from the Chongzhen period (1628-1644) and throughout the 17th century. A wucai teapot and cover dating to c.1700, with very similar decoration and shape, in the British Museum, gifted by Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826-1897), is illustrated by S. J. Vainker in Chinese Pottery and Porcelain. From Prehistory to the Present, London, 1995, p. 149.
A similarly-decorated large Chinese ewer with overhead handle dated from the Chongzhen (1628-1644) to Shunzhi period (1644-1661) is illustrated in the Idemitsu Museum of Art exhibition catalogue Kakiemon to Nabeshima [Kakiemon and Nabeshima], Tokyo, 2008, p, 128, no. 92.


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