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Teapot in the Form of Two Peaches
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Teapot in the Form of Two Peaches


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Description This teapot is an example of Yixing [I-hsing] ware and is glazed with a blue-brown transmutation. Peaches of immortality, which ripen only once in a thousand years, grow in the garden of the queen mother of the West, according to Taoist cosmology. The peach stands for long life.
Provenance William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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Period
18th-19th century
Medium
stoneware with glaze
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
49.1045
Measurements
6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
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Not On View

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