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Teapot

Yang Pengnian, Chinese, active late 18th - early 19th century

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Date:
1827

Medium:
Pewter over stoneware (Yixing ware)

Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 5 7/8 × 1 3/4 inches (9.6 × 15 × 4.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1941-87-124a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John Reilly, 1941

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Label:
The poetic, semicursive calligraphy incised on this teapot advises that tea contained within should be drunk "at your leisure" because it may be intoxicating at first. The phrase "at your leisure" (ju-i) is a verbal pun on the shape of the teapot, which is known as a ju-i in Chinese.