Small covered wine pot or teapot,


Not on view

Public Domain

Object Details

Artist: Chinese , Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period

Date: 1662–1722

Culture: Chinese

Medium: "Soft-paste" type porcelain painted in underglaze blue.

Dimensions: Height with lid: 6.5 cm.

Classification: Ceramics

Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975

Accession Number: 1975.1.1732

This small pot of squat, ovoid shape has an eared handle and a curving spout. The domed lid may not be original to the piece. The vessel is decorated on either side with images of a tripod incense burner and other objects from the group traditionally known as the “Hundred Antiquities.” The lid is painted with pendant flowers. The glaze on the pot is somewhat creamy in tone with overall crazing that is stained light brown. The character yu (jade) is written in underglaze blue, with no encircling element, on the base. The spout is chipped.

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. 319.
Robert Lehman, New York