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Chinese Teapots & Tea Sets

The drinking of tea has been an important part of Chinese culture for millennia. The origins of tea are said to date back to 2737 B.C., but the recorded practice of drinking tea dates back to the first century B.C. Since that time, the Chinese have long contemplated and perfected the art of tea drinking. In order to release the perfect flavors in a tea, the Chinese stressed the importance of having a good teapot.

Most traditional Chinese teapots were made of clay. This clay teapot went unglazed and was not universal. High-fired and less porous clay teapots were used for any kind of tea, but ideal for green, white, and oolong teas. Low-fired and more porous clay teapots were only used for black or red teas. Because the clay pots were unfired, the flavors of the tea would intentionally... Read more

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TWENTY-THREE PIECE NINETEENTH-CENTURY PARCEL GILT AND POLYCHROME CHINA TEA SET

September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€100 (starting bid)

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Théière en terre de Yixing, Chine, h. 14 cm

September 28, 2016, 9:30 AM CET
Genève, Switzerland

CHF300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Ying Qin Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Blue Wine Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Art Decorative Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Chinese Art Decorative Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Chinese Art Deco Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Brass Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Art Deco Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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CHINESE YIXING ZISHA TEA SET

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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BULE, TAÇA E SALEIRO

September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Enameled Yixing Teapot

September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Norwood, MA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Marcolini Meissen bullet form teapot and cover, height: 5 1/2 in. (13.3 cm)

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD340 (starting bid)

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SONG DYNASTY TEAPOT

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$850 (starting bid)

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FOOTED BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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WHITE GILT PORCELAIN TEAPOT WITH SILK CASE

September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Pasadena, CA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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A FINELY CARVED AGATE TEA POT MADE BY ZHANG MING YI

September 29, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD180 (starting bid)

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A HEXAGONAL CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE TEAPOT

September 29, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Melbourne, Australia

AUD120 (starting bid)

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A GOOD 19TH CENTURY NEW HALL TEAPOT AND COVER pain

September 29, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£120 (starting bid)

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AN 18TH CENTURY WORCESTER TEAPOT AND COVER painted

September 29, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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STAFFORDSHIRE AGATE-WARE TEAPOT CIRCA 1750 13cm high overall

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM BST
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

£220 (starting bid)

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BULE COM TAMPA

September 29, 2016, 3:00 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€24 (starting bid)

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PAR DE BASES ORIENTAIS

September 29, 2016, 3:00 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€240 (starting bid)

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A Yixing teapot and cover, height: 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD340 (starting bid)

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A jade inset Yixing teapot and cover, height: 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD280 (starting bid)

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A Chinese pewter Yixing teapot, height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD480 (starting bid)

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A small jade inset Yixing teapot and cover, 2 in. h. x 7 in. l. (5.1 x 17.8 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD340 (starting bid)

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A small gilt-metal mounted teapot and cover of compressed globular form, length: 4 3/4 in. (12 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD550 (starting bid)

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A Yixing teapot and cover, 6 1/2 in. l. x 3 1/2 in. h. (16.5 x 8.9 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD340 (starting bid)

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A Chinese silver tray and four piece tea set, 2,761.9 grams, 88.8 troy oz.

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD1,400 (2 bids)

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A Satsuma tea set, teapot height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)

September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Vancouver , BC, Canada

CAD170 (1 bid)

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE FORM TEAPOT AND CO

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY/20TH CENTURY CHINESE YIXING PO

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A MID 20TH CENTURY CHINESE WICKER BASKET containin

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE YIXING POTTERY TEAPOT AND COVER together

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A LARGE AND EXTREMELY UNUSUAL CHINESE CLOISONNE EN

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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A GOOD CHINESE QING DYNASTY RETICULATED YIXING TEA

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£1,500 (starting bid)

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A PAIR OF EARLY 20TH CENTURY CHINESE YIXING POTTER

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE HEXAG

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£180 (starting bid)

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A LATE 19TH CENTURY CHINESE WHITE METAL HEXAGONAL

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A CHINESE YIXING POTTERY TEAPOT AND COVER together

September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM BST
Selborne, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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THIRTY PIECE NINETEENTH-CENTURY POLYCHROME AND PARCEL GILT CHINA TEA SET

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
Moneygall, Ireland

€30 (starting bid)

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White Export Teapot

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Chinese Yixing & Jade Porcelain Teapot

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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Yixing Teapot

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Antique Painted Yixing Teapot

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Zhusha Yixing Tea Pot

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Yixing Tea Pot Boxed

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Online, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF THREE FINELY MADE PORCELAIN TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A FINE XI SHA MOON TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A FINE ZISHA TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A FINELY MADE YI XING ZISHA TEAPOT

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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GROUP OF TWO FINELY MADE ZI SHA TEA POT

September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM EST
Flushing, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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