Saturday, 3 August 2013

Crossing the new bridge上新桥

This is the teapot designed by the legendary Gu Zingzhou. It is called crossing the bridge (上新桥). One such teapot by Gu was sold in the auction house of China for millions of dollars.

Alans Museum has a teapot of a similar design made in the 1980s. It has a small ball filter (like golf ball) typical of the teapots made for export to the Japanese market. The teapot is purplish brown in colour with the name Li Juen engraved at the inside of the cover. There are two smaller version accompanying the big one in the photo below.
Crossing the new bridge (上新桥) by Li Juen in the 80s
The original teapot designed by Gu Zingzhou 

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