A dated gilded pink porcelain teapot, made very early in the Republic period, well decorated in Chinese Scholar's taste with peony flowers and poem. The cover reads Yi Pian Bing Xin - literally "Heart like Crystal" meaning "Pure and Noble Character". The top carries the characters for "Luck and Wealth". The poem reads "Guo Se Tian Xiang" - "National Beauty (meaning incomparable beauty) Heavenly Fragrance" and is dated "Second Month of the Year 1914 in a house on Zhu Shan Mountain" and signed "Drawn by Sheng He Shun". The base mark reads "Jing Zhen" (Jingdezhen) "Sheng He Shun Zao" - made by Sheng He Shun. Condition - Excellent - no damages and no restoration. 10cm (4inches) high; 15cm (6inches) long.
民国初 粉底描金茶壶 生和顺署名