Porcelain teapot in form of a bamboo section. The teapot has crazed cream glaze. There is a carved and relief design of bamboo branches on one side, and an incised inscription on the other side.
- Made in: Guangdong (probably)
- (Asia,China,Guangdong (province))
- Height: 125 millimetres
- Width: 144 millimetres
Inscription PositionOn the side
Inscription Content半竹 清茗回味時. 北岩氏作
Inscription TransliterationBan zhu qing ming hui wei shi. Beiyan Shi zuo
Inscription TranslationWith half a bamboo [-shaped pot] of pure tea it is time to reminisce. Made by Beiyanshi.
Inscription CommentBeiyain (literally: ‘northern rock’) was the alias of Shen Xiangling, style name Fuxiuzi, a native of Renhe, Guangdong province. He lived during the Qianlong period and was renowned for his kaishu (regular script) calligraphy.
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Bamboo-shaped teapot with inscription
This porcelain teapot is in the form of a section of bamboo with spout and handle modelled as bamboo and bamboo branches applied to one side, and an incised inscription on the other side. The knob on the cover is modelled in the form of a dragon. The inscription reads 半竹 清茗回味時. 北岩氏作 (Ban zhu qing ming hui wei shi. Beiyanshi zuo ‘With half a bamboo [-shaped pot] of pure tea it is time to reminisce. Made by Beiyanshi’.) Beiyan (literally: ‘northern rock’) was the alias of Shen Xiangling, style name Fuxiuzi, a native of Renhe, Guangdong province. He lived during the Qianlong period and was renowned for his kaishu (regular script) calligraphy.
Underfired porcelain, applied moulded decoration, incised and with transparent glaze
Probably Guangdong province 廣東省
Qing dynasty, Qianlong period AD 1736–1795
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Object reference number: RRC38785
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