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Yixing Teapot with Pewter Casing
Yixing Teapot with Pewter Casing


 
Yixing teapot with pewter casing, ca 1900. The casing consists of incised pewter with coppper accents depicting several Chinese symbols. Four panels flank the sides of the teapot: a bird among potted prunus, a large butterfly, a peacock among potted peonies, and the Taoist immortal Liuhai sporting with the 3-legged toad. The rim of the pot contains 4 fu dogs with 2 flaming pearls. Beneath these fu dogs is a band of pewter and copper with Chinese characters incised: "The house of rites is truely serene. It is difficult to match up even after a strenuous life of discipline. Able to bear facing the Buddha. To revere the 8 corners of the world after the way." The lid depicts 2 butterflies facing off. The pewter and inlaid copper spout is pierced with 2 coins as an embellishment. Another coin configuration is on the base. The handle is of paktong with incising of 2 dragons after the flaming pearl and at the ends of the handle are 2 flags. There is a maker's mark on the base.
Age: Qing Dynasty ca 1900
Size: 5-1/4" x 7" x 4-3/4"
Media: Stoneware / Pewter / Copper
Condition: Excellent
$1,100.00

Item No: 16367
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