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Teapot
Place of Origin: China, Yixing, Jiangsu province
Date: 1700-1800
Materials: High fired ceramic
Style or Ware: Yixing ware
Dimensions: H. 5 1/8 in x Diam. 4 in, H. 12.9 cm x Diam. 10.2 cm
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Ceramics
Object Number: B81P71.a-.b
On Display: No

Description

Label: The unglazed stoneware teapots of China's Yixing kilns were particularly prized in both China and the West. Yixing teapots often took fanciful shapes such as the trunk and branches (and fanciful squirrel for the knob) seen here. A rather similar trunk-and-branch-shaped Yixing teapot was in the collection of one of Europe's most obsessive collectors of Chinese ceramics, Augustus the Strong, the Elector of Saxony (in what is now Germany), who reigned from 1694 to 1733.

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Exhibition History: " A Curious Affair: The Fascination between East and West", Asian Art Museum, 6/17/2006 - 9/3/2006
Label: The unglazed stoneware teapots of China's Yixing kilns were particularly prized in both China and the West. Yixing teapots often took fanciful shapes such as the trunk and branches (and fanciful squirrel for the knob) seen here. A rather similar trunk-and-branch-shaped Yixing teapot was in the collection of one of Europe's most obsessive collectors of Chinese ceramics, Augustus the Strong, the Elector of Saxony (in what is now Germany), who reigned from 1694 to 1733.
Exhibition History: " A Curious Affair: The Fascination between East and West", Asian Art Museum, 6/17/2006 - 9/3/2006