June 17, 2021 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Successful Sons Finely Enameled Tea Pot

Chinese, Republic Period, with iron red mark reading linzhi chengxiang (the qilin's footprints tell good fortune), scenes of boys with rams, obverse with boys with fish and lantern, both in a landscape with rocky outcroppings, repeating blue border with floral border above, lid decorated with "The Three Abundances", enameled peaches, pomegranates, and buddha hand citron, double peach gilt finial, 4 x 6-5/8 in.

Note: For a similarly decorated item see Sotheby's New York Sale, November 2013, Lot 367.  The five boys on the pot represent the "Five Dragons", the sons of Dou Yujun, who achieved exceptional successes. The fruit decoration on the lid represents the "Three Abundances."

Provenance:Estate of the Late Janet N. and Clarence L. Adams, Jr., Raleigh, North Carolina


gilt loss at rim, firing anomalies, tiny chip to interior of foot under base

Starting Price: $1,000
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
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