Lot 366. A large blue and white 'Figural' teapot and and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 10,625 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of globular form, the rounded sides painted in vibrant tones of cobalt blue with two rectangular panels each enclosing an idyllic scene of domestic happiness, one depicting an elegant woman on a swing being pushed from behind by an attendant and another young woman attending to a small boy chasing fluttering insects nearby, the second panel with a young seated mother contentedly nursing a child with an attendant close by with two other small boys, the curving spout and loop handle with stylized clouds, the domed cover with three boys playing and surmounted by a spherical knop, the base with a 'G' mark (2), coll. no. 24.
Provenance: Imperial Oriental Art, New York, 2003.
Literature: Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk with Yibin Ni, A Culture Revealed, Kangxi-Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, Bruges, 2017, cat. no. 103.
Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019