ARY. DE. MILDE, Galloping Inscription On Purple Clay Teapots

This one was used in imitations of Yixing teapots of The Holland during the late-17th century and early-18th century .

In the 17th century, accompanied with the prevalent of tea-trade and tea-drinking in Europe, Yixing teapots came closely follow after. West Winding of Art of Yixing Pottery which was written by Lebinna recorded," according to the records of Dutch East Indian Company, about 1635 pieces of teapots were shipped to Amsterdam in 1680, Fuerka surmised these teapots should be Yixing products, "The registration book recorded the seven boxes which shipped from Zhmgzhou to Batavia( Jakarta, Indonesia today) in 1679, as well as the 320 pieces of flower pattern red clay teapots which exported from Macao next year." "At the same document, it also mentioned Dengkui who lived during Jiangqiang and Daoguang Period in Qing Dynasties, also named Fusheng, was bom in Wuxing, Zhejiang Province, be good at calligraphy and seal cutting, especially of copying seal cutting.

Dengkui and Huo Yingshao were good friends. Huo was famous scholar in Shanghai, and good at painting bamboo, and like seal cutting as well as engraving the bamboo on the teapots, similar to Chen Hongshou, Huo Yingshao cooperated with Yang Pengnian, also good at to differentiate the metal and stone characters and he owned lots of antiques. He trusted buying teapots to Dengkui went to Yixing order and supervised the teapots making. Huo Yingshao always decorated the teapots with paintings and calligraphies, as the bamboo and pulm blossom pattern as decoration, the inscriptions carved as "Zi ye" or "Lao Ye" (manufactured). As time went by, Dengkui began to made and ordered teapots by himself, and carved the square seal inscription of construction surveyor as Fusheng(Dengkui) or "Fusheng made' The quality of teapots was not big. There is a "paint gold tower teapot" inscribed as "construction surveyor as Fusheng(Dengkui)",which collected by Shanghai Museum. It is considered as the elegant and graceful ware of scholar's object by later generation.