A 'famille-rose' enamelled porcelain moonflask 'landscape' snuff bottle
Attributed to Tang Ying, Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 17361756 5.08cm high.
Treasury 6, no. 1148
A famille rose enamelled porcelain moonflask 'landscape' snuff bottle
('Southern Moon Flask')
Famille rose enamels on colourless glaze on porcelain; with a convex lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flattened footrim; the slightly convex circular panels on each main side painted with waterside landscape scenes, one main side of one bottle with an autumn scene where three figures ride in three skiffs on a river between banks growing with reeds, with an open pavilion on the near bank and a flight of wild geese in the distance, the other main side with a summer scene featuring a square structure on a raised platform that is joined to the waterside terrace on which it sits by steps built out from both its visible sides, the terrace approached by a stone bridge across a river to the right and nestled against mountains and trees to the left, with two scholars standing by the fence of the terrace while another crosses the bridge towards them, two houses visible among the trees of the river bank beyond him; the panels of the bottle surrounded by a diaper design of interlocking fylfots (wan symbols); the necks with a band of acanthus leaves; the foot inscribed in iron-red seal script Qianlong nian zhi ('Made during the Qianlong period'); the lip, inside of the neck, and footrim all painted gold; the interior glazed Attributed to Tang Ying, imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, 17361756 Heights: 5.08 cm Mouths/lips: 0.7/1.09 and 0.7/1.11 cm Stoppers: ivory; original
Condition: kiln condition; one careless dab of gold enamel in the mark done when the foot was painted in gold enamel
Provenance: Robert Hall (1995)
Published: Hall 1995, no. 1 Robert Hall, business Christmas card, 1995 Sin, Hui, and Kwong, nos. 94 and 95 Arts of Asia, MarchApril 1997, p. 146, fig 94 Treasury 6, no. 1148 JICSBS, Spring 2009, p. 9, fig. 9
Exhibited: The Tsui Museum
Commentary See Sale 1, lot 27. This is the mate to that bottle.