A large Chinese famille verte teapot. Kangxi period.
Fluted lobed melon shape with short straight spout and loop handle, enamelled with two foliate panels enclosing insects flying among peony and rockwork, the conforming covers enamelled with five panels enclosing flowers.
- Period :
- Kangxi (1662-1722)
- Reference :
For a pair of identical teapots (but with a different scroll handle blue), from the Hon. Mrs. Nellie lonides Collection, exhibited at « A tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Sotheby’s London, 1997, no. 104, see Christie’s London, Chinese Ceramics and works of Art Including Export Art, 17 june 2003, lot 157.
Another model was sold at Christie’s New York, The House Sale, 3 october 2006, lot 262.
For a very similar model, see Paris, Drouot, Marc-Arthur Kohn, 16 december 2015, lot 90.