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Each of pear-shaped form with C-shaped handles and curved spouts, decorated in bright shades of underglaze blue, the body painted with scrollwork below pendant petal-panels containing floral motifs, topped by a band of spiral pattern below a band of triangle-work at the mouth rim, the compressed dome cover similarly decorated and with a knop finial, the spout and handle decorated with stylised cloud pattern, a band of lotus-petals around the foot rim, the bases glazed and with a yu or ‘jade’ mark in underglaze blue.
Period: Kangxi (1662 – 1722)
Footnote: For a related teapot of the similar size, form and decoration, see Suzanne G. Valenstein. The Robert Lehman Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume XV, Decorative Arts, 2012, p 321, accession number 1975.1.1718