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Of tall lantern design, the globular body supported by slightly splayed round foot ring, the sides painted with village, river, flowers, and mountain landscape on top of purple color body, the thick spout tapers to small but elegant opening, the ear-shaped handle curved upwards, and rounded square bead finial situated on top of painted flowers. Bottom bears four character "Wang Nanlin" mark. Mid Qing Dynasty period. Wang Nanlin was a famous teapot maker during Qing Qianlong Dynasty period, and he was self-proclaimed to be the descendant of "Master of Tea" Lu Yu from the Tang Dynasty period. His teapots were purposely made to resemble older styles, similar in design to ancient bronze wares from Shang, Zhou, Qin, and Han Dynasty periods. He preferred to use Tuan clay for making teapots, and he made teapots for the Imperial Court.

W: 6 1/2 in (16.5 cm) H: 5 1/2 in (14 cm)

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Auction ended on Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Estimate $5,000 - $7,500
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3380 Flair Drive
Suite 116
El Monte, CA 91731
United States
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