Chinese biscuit porcelain aubergine-glazed teapot and cover of bamboo form with fluted naturalistic body, handle and spout, the cover with an openwork bamboo branch-form handle, the flat base unglazed.
5 ¾ inches, 14.6 cm handle to spout; 3 ¾ inches, 9.5 cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From an important French private collection formed between 1924 and 1941.
- From the Meyer collection, no. 592, with label.
- An almost identical teapot in green glaze is illustrated by Luísa Vinhais and Jorge Welsh in Biscuit Reftned Chinese Famille Verte Wares, 40, pp. 150-153; three famille verte biscuit teapots of similar form are illustrated by R.L. Hobson, C.B. in the Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain, nos. 280 and 272, pp. 76/74, pl. LXXX and LXIX; another was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Imperial Chinese Porcelain, Ceramics and Works of Art, no. 18, pp. 40/41.
One nibble, one tiny rim chip and three tiny cover-edge flakes.