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Frog Stone teapot by Jian Mei Zhen 02. Frog Stone zisha clay teapot art by Jian Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China

The stone name of this teapot derives from the shape with the so-called stone shape among teapot themes for centuries, although in varied forms.  In this one by Jiang Mei Zhen, there is added detail with overlaid "tree bark" on the handle and the spout, a small frog as the lid-pull, and delicate overlay in green and yellow on the sides.

All in all, it is a sweet little work of zisha teapot art.

  $500   300cc  
               
Frog and Fish teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen 10. Frog and Lucky Fish zisha teapot art by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China

This is a taller teapot in the lotus blossom theme, so it has a more formal look.  It also has a playful frog lid-pull and fish spout with lily pads on the top and the handle.

The lotus is a common teapot theme with many variations, and this one is adorable.
  $1,000   300cc  
               
Phoenix teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen 100. Phoenix zisha teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China

This playful phoenix teapot is made of cai qie ni (literally eggplant clay).  While the bird of the body looks more comical, the one on the lid has more the formal appearance of that mystical bird.

It is one of a new line of teapots by Jiang Mei Zhen.
  $1,000   400cc  
               
Lotus flower and buds teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen 60. Lotus Flower zisha teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China 

This teapot is in the lotus blossom theme, with petals surrounding the side of the base and yellow "seeds" contained within the seed pod within the blossom.  finishing touches include a stem handle, finished with a small lotus bud, a lotus root-shaped spout and a lotus pad on the lid.  It is also in a taller, more formal style.  We also offer another one with a goldfish, instead of a lotus blossom, for the lid pull.
  $600      
               
三足瑞兽壶 蒋美珍   Three Animals zisha teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China   $1,700      
               
竹段青蛙壶 蒋美珍 68. Frog on Bamboo zisha teapot by Jiang Mei Zhen (蒋美珍), Yixing, China

Marbling with streaks of different colored clay is a common theme in modern Yixing teapot art.  The soft, smooth, rounded shape of this teapot is soothing to the eye, and its deep dark eggplant base adds to its sense of comfort.  The faux bamboo handles and spot, and the cute little frog lid-pull complete its enchanting effect.  Sometimes, elegance derives from simplicity.
  $600      
               
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