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Covered teapot or winepot (pair with 1975.1.1702)

Artist:
Chinese , Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period
Date:
1662–1722
Culture:
Chinese
Medium:
Porcelain with mirror black-glazes, painted in overglaze gilt.
Dimensions:
Height with lid: 4 in. (10.2 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.1703
Not on view
These two squat, globular vessels have loop handles, short straight spouts, and domed lids. They are covered in a shiny mirror-black glaze and further embellished with overglaze-gilt designs of birds on flowering branches. The black glaze runs to brown on the pots, and to blue on the lids, which may not be original. The gilt shows more wear on 1975.1.1702 than on 1975.1.1703. Inasmuch as the potting is not identical on the two pieces, they may not have been created as a pair

Catalogue entry from Suzanne G. Valenstein. The Robert Collection. Decorative Arts, Volume XV. Wolfram Koeppe, et al. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 348.
[Ton-Ying & Company]; Ton-Ying sale, American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York, 24-25 January 1930, lot 308. Acquired by Robert Lehman from the Ton-Ying sale.
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