A Very Rare Gourd Shaped Jade & Pewter Encased Yixing Teapot
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A Very Rare Gourd Shaped Jade & Pewter Encased Yixing Teapot:
Fresh to the market as it comes from my personal collection, I’m offering this rare and original piece of art for sale to the higher buyer starting from 1 $ with price.
Description: A very fine flattened gourd shaped pewter encased Yixing teapot embellished with celadon jade handle, spout and finial , the main paktong body decorated on two sides with incised prunus flowers, and a perfectly balanced calligraphy poem on the reverse sides written in Xing Shu or semi cursive script and signed by an artist as visible on picture n°7.
The inner shell with Yixing ceramic with a raised square seal to the central interior bearing the seal mark of a Yixing pottery master (as showed in the last picture) active during the Daoguang period.
This very fine teapot with it’s elegant shape has the natural charm which was highly praised by the literati circles of the time.
Conditions: Celadon jade fittings are in very good conditions, the pewter body is in very fine conditions and still has the hundreds years of untouched and unpolished patina on it, the inner Yixing clay shell it’s cracked only in the part of the spout area , as clearly showed and visible in the pic n°11.
Date and personal conclusions: I can easily date it from the Daoguang period and made from around the 1820 –1830’s. Because of some well cared particulars of the jade fittings like for the handle part that complements the teapot with the gently curved shape of the raising sides ‘’which are not as straight sided as the later examples of hybrid pewter encased yixing teapots made from the 1840’s and so forth’’.
Measurements: The teapot measures 15 centimeters of largeness from the jade spout to the jade handle and 11,5 centimeters in height.
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