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Stone is set in a metal frame, then the frame was set In a belt This carved piece was done in the Qing dynasty
This is a late 19th early 20th Century Yixing pot by the important maker one Xiao Shan He inscribed the calligraphy on the side of the pot. We have not yet read the mark of the Maker in the base. Condition: exterior is fine; inside cover is chipped.
This pot is of the Republican Period (1911-1949). The carving of the calligraphy is deep and clean. It has no cracks, there are no leaks. It is in very good condition. There is a tiny chip on the inside rim. It is very hard to see with the naked eye also hard to photograph One can feel it but one can hardly see it. The feet seem a bit worn, suggestive that this pot may have been actually used.
The brushrest is baimu, (cypress) and is very imposing. The wood grain is naturally like undulating mountains. It is well over 100 years old. no condition problems. measurements. 14 cm X 11 cm The peaks on the sides are different heights but the shorter of the two does not seem to have been broken long ago and re-done. Lower Right H is 7.8 cm Lower Left H is 6.8 cm (no prior breaks)
The most dramatic Maki prints were his Big Reds. This is one very fine example The Dance theme occupies the center of the print, a dancer – maybe two? – is shown swaying to some Latin beat. A black sun bathes the central figures. A blue splash gives further color to this print. The splash is balanced off by Maki’s seal at the right. Maki did about 10 Big Reds in the period 1968 to 1974. The print size 18.5" x 12.5" Condition is excellent; 113/155
This is a very rare item: a teacup done in the sanxianghu style: pewter, enamel inside, one jade handle, the yixing invisible. Signed. Shi Sheng
This is a very unusual Sanzianghu. This type of pot normally has calligraphy on one side and flowers on the other. This pot has calligraphy on both sides. One side is regular cursive script and is easily read. The other side is archaic script, a bit harder. The handle is of wood, the spout is pewter: in a regular pot these would be jade.
This is an Yixing modest sized teapot with a robin's egg blue glaze throughout. I have seen this glaze on Yixing teapots but twice in my life: I was at an auction in Beijing a number of years ago, thought no one would recognize the value of this "humble" Yixing pot. and I could buy it reasonably: everyone knew it and I was swamped. It is also shown in the great K S. Lo's great book. The Stonewares of Yixing, Pp. 62- 63.