Chinese Zisha ware, 18th/19th Century – Marked “yi xing zi sha”
Great decorated with bamboo relief all over and Yin & Yang Symbol at the cover. Two times marked, one time inside the cover and second time on the bottom with “yi xing zi sha” (purble sand of yixing). Probably Jiaqing Period (1796-1820).
Almost perfect condition: only typical traces of production (small stress line on the side, photo 4, and in the spoud, photo 6) and use.
The same you can see at Christie’s auction: Sale 5497 | 14 May 2010 | Lot 518 | YIXING TEAPOT 18TH/19TH CENTURY
A similar teapot is illustrated in the book “Yixing Teapots for Europe” by Patrice Valfré.
Height: ca. 10 cm
Length: ca. 18 cm