London, South Kensington
19 July 2007
Five Chinese blue and white teapots and covers, Kangxi (1662-1722)
two of lobed pear shape with a domed chrysanthemum cover, the first painted with a floral cornucopia below a ruyi-head border, with floral sprigs at the cover, the second with a lotus scroll below a ruyi-head border; further two with moulded petal panels, the first painted with 'Long Elizas' alternating with floral sprays below the cover with boys at play, underglaze-blue yu mark ('Jade'), the second with floral sprays; and the fifth of pear shape, painted with 'Long Elizas' alternating with floral sprays below a geometric border, underglaze- blue yu ('Jade') mark -- max. 5 7/16in. (13.8cm.) wide. (5)
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