Yixing ware fluted three-legged teapot

Fluted three-legged tea-pot of dark yellow-gray unglazed Yixing clay.
Inscription of two characters.

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Artist: Hsu Yu-ch'uan
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, early 17th century
Unglazed stoneware
Yixing ware
H x W: 12.4 x 14.9 cm (4 7/8 x 5 7/8 in)
China, Jiangsu province, Yixing
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), stoneware, tea, Yixing ware
Provenance research underway.

Fluted three-legged tea-pot of dark yellow-gray unglazed Yixing clay.
Inscription of two characters.


Inscription of two characters.

Published References
  • Chung-kuo ch'a hu ta kuan. Taipei. pl. 3, p. 21.
  • Pang Yuanji. Hsu chai ming tao tu lu (Xuzhai ming tao tu lu) [Catalogue of Chinese Pottery in the Collection of Pang Yuan-chi]. 2 vols. Taipei. vol. 1: p. 13.
  • Gerard Tsang. Yixing tao yi [Yixing Pottery]. Hong Kong. pl. 3.
  • Grace Dunham Guest, Archibald Gibson Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 10.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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