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Teapot

Asian Art

MEDIUM "Purple clay" (zisha) earthenware
  • Place Made: Jiangsu, China
  • DATES late 19th-early 20th century
    DYNASTY Qing
    DIMENSIONS Height with lid: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm) Height (pot only): 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) Length (including spout and handle): 8 1/4 in. (21 cm) Width: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Impressed potter's mark on base and again on interior of lid.
    INSCRIPTIONS Incised poems on both sides of body.
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 84.244.17a-b
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Robert S. Anderson
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Teapot, late 19th-early 20th century. "Purple clay" (zisha) earthenware, Height with lid: 3 11/16 in. (9.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Robert S. Anderson, 84.244.17a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 84.244.17a-b_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Straight mouth; ovoid belly; splayed foot. One small twisting spout; opposite is a round handle. Includes flat, round button-hole cover. On 2 sides of body is incised poem. Because temperature was high, air bubbles on glaze surface. All achieve a glossy glaze surface. Daily ware (already fired --) Condition: Intact According to accession card: Squat, globular teapot with recessed base, short, curving spout, loop handle and lightly domed lid with compressed-spherical knob in center. Brown stoneware, the surface curved with hemispherical bumps of varying size from air bubbles intentionally left in the clay size from air bubbles intentionally left in the clay to produce the toad-skin or squash-like surface texture. Impressed potter's mark on base and again on the interior of the lid. Exterior covered with a clear glaze. Condition: No damage.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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