Fundamental to any tea ceremony is the teapot, and The Art of Tea, Chiswick Auctions' first curated teaware sale on 3rd November 2015, will offer a wide selection of teapots of various material, shapes and sizes. Within the selection on offer two highlights are the elegant jade teapot pictured above, and the "purple clayware" teapot below.
Lot 297: A CHINESE JADE MUGHAL STYLE TEAPOT AND COVER. Late Qing, 19th Century. The compressed globular body supported on a short foot, set with a tapering spout opposite a loop handle , the body finely carved around the exterior with lotus flower heads from which emanate floral spray, the domed cover, similarly decorated and surmounted by a bud-form finial, the stone an even pale whitish celadon colour, 7cm H. £2,000 – 3,000
Update - SOLD: £2,760 (3 November 2015)
Lot 349: A HUANG YULIN YIXING ZISHA TEAPOT AND COVER. Late Qing Dynasty. The compressed globular body standing on a short foot, the high domed cover surmounted by a bud shaped finial, the body carved on one side with calligraphy, the other with flowering prunus, impressed mark to base, below handle and on the inside of the cover, 9cm H. £2,500 – 3,000
Update - SOLD: £3,000 (1 September 2015)