June 18, 2020 01:00 PM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Two Chinese Yixing Nut and Seed Teapots

Qing dynasty, each with a burnished surface and similarly decorated with various applied nuts, seeds, and pods including walnuts, peanuts, sunflower seeds, lotus seed pods, and water caltrops or mustache nuts, large teapot with impressed mark to lid interior, 4-3/4 in.; small teapot with impressed mark near spout, 3-1/2 in. 

Note: Objects from this personal collection were acquired in Shanghai, China between the years 1862-1902. They were collected by Frederick and Margaret Haskell. Mr. Haskell was the owner of the Japan and China Trading Company. The couple retired to Lake Weir Florida in 1902, bringing these collected objects with them to the United States and they descended through the family to current day. These objects are now being offered to the public for the first time by Brunk Auctions.

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Provenance:Collected in Shanghai, China prior to 1902 by Frederick and Margaret Haskell; By descent in family to Frances Arnold; Private Collection, Newnan, Georgia


large teapot with loss to nut finial and large chip to flange, tiny chip to tip of spot and chip to bottom tip of spout; small teapot with tiny chip to flange; light wear and abrasions consistent with age and use

Estimate: $600 - $900
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