Bamboo Pomegranate Teapot

c. 1900
$380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 5.0" D: 3.5" H: 3.5"
Materials
Bamboo
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Collection #
CFC483C
Estimated Shipping
$20

Tea drinking has been an integral part of Chinese culture for centuries, resulting in a wide range of social customs and material traditions. In addition to tea leaves, water, and heat, the art of drinking tea (chayi) calls for a variety of teaware and utensils - both practical and decorative.

This charming teapot dates to the late Qing dynasty and is hand-carved from a hollow length of bamboo in the shape of a ripe pomegranate. The handle is carved to resemble a thin branch, which forks to either side of the teapot bearing long, slender leaves. The teapot has a squat, rounded form and a dark brown finish, reminiscent of Yixing red clay teapots. Appealing to the popular appreciation for natural forms, the underside was left unworked, revealing the natural growth patterns of the wood.

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