Lot 24. A Yixing teapot and cover, after Hui Mengchen, Late Qing dynasty; Width 4⅛ in., 10.5 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,670 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
The bottom of the handle impressed with changji and yihe marks, the base incised in regular script with the characters Yongzheng er nian Jiachen ('Jiachen the second year of the Yongzheng period', corresponding to 1724), followed by the incised seal marks reading Hui and Mengchen, the interior of the cover inscribed with two characters shuiping.
Property from the Collection of Loyd and Linda Crawley.
Provenance: Collection of Warren E. Cox (1895–1977), New York (according to label).
Collection of Dr. Balensweig (by repute).
Sotheby's. The Hundred Antiques: Fine & Decorative Asian Art, New York, 11-22 June 2021