19th C. Signed Chinese Pewter On Yixing Tea, Wine Pot, Jade Handle/spout, Script For Sale
Offered here is a charming little 19th century Chinese yixing pottery linedpewter tea or wine pot with a jade spout and handle. This is not my particular area of expertise, but my research indicates that this would date to the Qing Dynasty. The front is incised with a bamboo motif and the back is covered with four columns of Chinese characters. The inside of the pot is lined with yixing red clay potteryand there is what I would take to be the maker's mark impressed into the clay at the bottom. The little pot measures 6 3/4" across spout and handle, 3 1/2" the other way, and 3" in height. It does have some condition issues as follows: First, no lid. Second, we have a spot on the upper left hand portion of the back (Chinese character side) where it has a shallow crush along the valley between the wide ribs. This has resulted in a triangular area of loss to the pottery inside as shown. I have tried to give you a complete array of photos to disclose these concerns -- and other than expected age-related patina and minornormal signs of usage, the pot is in good shape and presents very well. The flaws, while important to consider, do not significantly detract from the overall visual appeal of the piece. I have found similar pieces selling for rather impressive prices over the past few years, however,I don't know how much the injuries affect the actual value. But we will leave the question of value to the judgment of the buyers andstart at our usual $9.99. Any questions, please do not hesitate to inquire.
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Condition Notes:Since certain words are open to interpretation, here is a short synopsis of the meaning we attach to various terms relevent to condition. In all cases, anything that we believe is outside the boundaries of accepted norms will be fully described in the listings. PERFECT. Implies the piece is free of chips, cracks, or hairlines. Expect reasonable signs of use and age and/or minor original manufacturing flaws. FLAWLESS: Implies that the piece was originally made without any flaws and is undamaged as outlined under PERFECT. You may expect to see some reasonable signs of use such as normal and usually validating bottom wear, but anything beyond that will not be described as FLAWLESS. MINT: A word we almost never use, implies that a piece has no flaws, no wear, no sign of use, no damage -- and to all intents and purposes, remains as pristine as the day it was made.
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