Chinese Yixing teapot, signed Bing Xing Dao Ren, seal used by Cheng Shouzhen (1858-1939) impressed on underside. Decorated with calligraphy inscription to one side and incised naturalistic motifs to the other, with relief molded fruit and leaf decoration atop lid. Additional seal impression to underside of lid. 2 1/2" H x 7" W x 5" dia. Circa 1928. Note: Cheng Shouzhen was a renowned zisha master during the late Qing to early Republican period. Teapots made by Cheng Shouzhen won prizes at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition and the 1917 Chicago International Fair. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition.
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