A very nice Chinese Republic period circa 1930 Yi Xing stoneware tea pot. The terracotta purple clay body subtly modelled with Shou-Xing, the Chinese god of longevity (shou) as a bearded old man with a high brow and a crooked staff in one hand. He holds the peach of immortality in his other hand which the Chinese view as a special blessing, the very snug fitting lid having a loose mount foo dog emanating from beneath the knop. The Shou Xing shape teapot are with symbols and inscriptions on front and rear. The Peach shape tray and each of the three teacup is impressed with a square seal mark. The surface of this authentic Yi Xing teapot is smooth,indicative of the zisha clay used in the old times, no mold marks, with patina over time and no stress marks around edges. Dimensions: The teapot measures 11cm tall and 16cm in width, while the teacups stands at 3 cm. and the clay tray measures 18cm in diameter, the perfect size for an authentic Yi Xing teapot.
Condition : In very good condition .
Provenance : From a private collection of a Chinese lady.
About Yi Xing teapots : As with anything that achieves a certain status of value and collectability, Yixing teapot is among the one Chinese art collectors sought out the most. Among true tea aficionados around the world the only type of pot that should ever be used are ones made from clay found originally in the Yixing region of China. Also known as Zisha or "Purple Clay" . The material was first discovered during the Ming Dynasty in the 14th Century. Soon after the material was being made into a wide variety of vessels from bowls, to vases to plates. By the early 16th C. it's believed the first teapots were specifically made.
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