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Fine and Rare Chinese Famille Noire Porcelain Teapot and Cover

Kangxi period


Of broad hexagonal form with tapering body, ear
handle in the form of a fish; and everted spout with dragon head at the base.  Decorated on each side with
an applied openwork reserve of the Three Friends of Winter: pine, bamboo, and prunus against a deep black ground.
Height: 6 ¼ inches (16 cm)
Similar examples: the Leonard Gow Collection; the
Taft Museum, Cincinnati; and the historic collection at Burghley House, England.

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