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Subject:Help with a Yixing teapot
Posted By: Giuseppe Fri, May 15, 2020 IP:

I would like to have your help for this Yixing teapot with typical grape and squirrel design .. It has a very small mark under the lid but I can't find it on the WEB.
Thanks again

Subject:Re: Help with a Yixing teapot
Posted By: Bill H Mon, May 18, 2020

The mark under the lid reads 'Hongquan' (洪泉), which online sources indicate is the given name of Fan Hongquan (范洪泉), an Yixing master who was born in 1941 and entered into training at the Yixing purple sand teapot factory in 1956 under Wu Yungen (吳雲根), eventually achieving high distinction in his own right.

I found a June 2019 spring Yixing wares auction catalog where the China Guardian firm had one of Fan's pots for sale with and estimate of RMB 15,000-20,000 (USD 2,200-3,000). No info on what the hammer price was.

Best regards,

Bill H.

Subject:Re: Help with a Yixing teapot
Posted By: Giuseppe Tue, May 19, 2020

Thank you very much Bill.
you have been really helpful. | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |