An unusual Chinese turquoise lotus teapot modeled with dragons. Kangxi period
Decorated with turquoise enamels on the biscuit, molded as a flowerhead with overlapping petals, the spout in the form of a dragon salamander, the handle in the form of the dragon chilong.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- 3.93 in. (H, 10 cm)
- Reference :
A private Parisian collection of the second half of the XXe century
Two teapots of the same model (except a variation of the cover) were in the private collection of Mr. & Mrs. Léon Wannieck, a famous Parisian couple of Asian dealers from the first half of the 20th century.
See her sale (Mrs.), Paris – Palais Galiera, Me Rheims, Collection de Madame Wannieck, 2 december 1960, lot 48 (sold at the important price of 6.500 francs).