string(23) "edanmdm:fsg_S1997.44a-b" Small teapot - National Museum of Asian Art

Small teapot

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At A Glance

  • Period

    October 6, 1991
  • Geography

    Taibei, Taiwan
  • Material

    Unglazed stoneware
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.6 x 12.9 x 8.9 cm (2 5/8 x 5 1/16 x 3 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1997.44a-b
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1997.44a-b

Object Details

  • Artist

    Ah Leon 陳景亮 (Taiwan, born 1953)
  • Description

    Small, brown clay teapot with lid; updated version of traditional Yixing ware. Compressed globular body on round foot ring; spout described by the artist as "resembling a pig's snout" (i.e. flared opening, constricted waist, and wide base where it joins vessel body). Sieve at interior base of spout. C-shaped handle--with steam hole--sited high on shoulder of pot. Lid with tall knob. Slightly concave base incised with artist's signature and date.
  • Inscriptions

    1. (Jan Stuart, 23 September 1997) The teapot is signed on the bottom with the artist's name written in Chinese characters and with a date in Arabic numerals -- 10.6.91. The series number, 670, is also neatly engraved into the bottom.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

    Taibei, Taiwan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Chou Yi-Hsiung
  • Type

    Vessel
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