London, South Kensington
22 February 2007
A Japanese Hirado teapot and cover, signed Hirado San Mikawachi, late 19th century
of globular form applied with an ear-shaped handle and bulbous spout surmounted by a flat cover with a spherical knop, painted with boys at play amidst butterflies and under a pine tree, below ruyi-head bands around the rim and cover -- 5 9/16in. (14.2cm.) wide.
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