Chinese Yixing inscribed stoneware tea caddy. Of tapered form with rounded shoulders and a short neck. With a seal script encircling lid. Stamped along the base with "Chen Dinghe Taoqi Chang Zi" studio mark, Republic period.Height: 5 3/4 in x diameter: 2 3/4 in.
Light wear throughout. No visible chips to the rim, footrim, and edge of the lid. There is a minute dent that is discolored dark along the neck. Along the exterior towards the footrim and along the underside, there is an area with adhesive residue that is fluorescent under UV light. No visible sign of restoration under UV light. Dust collected.
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