A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840
Lot 139
A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840
Sold for HK$ 93,750 (US$ 12,096) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840 A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840 A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840 A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840 A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840
Lot Details
A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle
Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period, 1821-1840
5.74cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 6, no. 1315

    瓷胎畫粉彩瑞鶴圖鼻煙壺
    景德鎮宮窯,礬紅「道光年製」篆款,1821~1840

    A 'famille-rose' porcelain 'cranes' snuff bottle

    Famille-rose enamels on colourless glaze on porcelain; with a slightly convex lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding convex footrim; each main side painted with cranes, one standing on one leg among peonies and lingzhi, the other flying in a gymnastic pose above a plantain lily, more lingzhi, and grass, the panels surrounded by five bats flying amidst formalized clouds on a blue ground; the foot inscribed in iron-red seal script, Daoguang nian zhi ('Made during the Daoguang period'); the lip, inner neck, and interior glazed
    Imperial kilns, Jingdezhen, 1821–1840
    Height: 5.74 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.65/1.82 cm
    Stopper: stained bone; nephrite collar

    Condition: tiny nibbles, one slightly larger, to the outer lip and footrim; surface scratches and pitting in the enamels; wear and fading to the enamels on both sides; gold circular panel frame worn

    Provenance:
    Stempel Collection
    Sotheby's New York (PB 84), 11 October 1979, lot 87
    Gerd Lester (1986)

    Published:
    Stevens 1976, no. 301
    Hong Kong 1977, p. 60, fig. 116
    Kleiner 1995, no. 215
    Treasury 6, no. 1315

    Exhibited:
    British Museum, London, June–October 1995
    Israel Museum, Jerusalem, July–November 1997

    This compressed spherical form with a superimposed, protruding footrim and a cylindrical neck was one of the most common forms for imperial porcelain bottles of the Daoguang period (see also Sale 2, lot 4, Sale 3, lot 68, and Sale 3, lot 75). The decoration, however, is not routine, nor are the thick, rather glutinous enamels. The use of these enamels, particularly in combination with the heavy use of white, either mixed into the ruby-red to form a strong pink or on its own, links them to popular wares of the Jiaqing period; the enamels used on the pair of gourd bottles, Treasury 6, nos. 1258 and 1259, are similar. There is also an additional twist in the way the character guang is written in the reign mark, suggesting that the formalization of the reign mark had not been settled upon by the time it was written. It probably dates from the earlier part of the reign. The circular panels may also be an indication of an earlier product. They come, of course, from eighteenth-century enamelled wares made both at the palace workshops and for the court at Jingdezhen. They are found on numerous enamels in the Bloch Collection from the Kangxi to the Qianlong reigns and remained popular on certain porcelain bottles into the Jiaqing period, but were not so common in snuff-bottle decoration under the Daoguang emperor. His love of porcelain snuff bottles and enormous imperial production suggests that he took an interest in production at Jingdezhen and would have imposed his own taste and decorative ideas over the length of his reign, rather than slavishly continuing ancient decorative modes.

    瓷胎畫粉彩瑞鶴圖鼻煙壺

    瓷胎無色釉上粉彩琺瑯;微凸唇,平斂底,突出凸面圈足;各正面繪丹頂白鶴圖;開光外繪藍地雲蝠紋,底書礬紅 "道光年製" 篆款;唇、內頸、內壁皆施釉
    景德鎮官窯,1821–1840
    高﹕ 5.74 厘米
    口經/唇經: 0.65/1.82 厘米
    蓋: 染色骨;閃玉座

    狀態敘述:唇外沿、圈足外沿皆呈微小的咬痕,琺瑯 料呈表面的擦痕及 點狀缺陷,兩面的琺瑯料呈損耗和退色,金彩開光框呈損耗

    來源﹕
    Stempel 珍藏
    Sotheby's New York (PB 84), 11 October 1979, 拍賣品號 87
    Gerd Lester (1986)

    文獻﹕
    Stevens 1976, 編號301
    Hong Kong 1977, 頁 60, 圖116
    Kleiner 1995, 編號215
    Treasury 6, 編號1315

    展覽﹕
    大英博物館,1995年6月~10月
    Israel Museum, 耶路撒冷,1997年7月~月11月

    說明﹕
    這品種的形式,參見 第二場拍賣會,拍賣品號 4, 第三場拍賣會,拍賣品號 68, and 第三場拍賣會,拍賣品號 75。如此般淳濃的琺瑯料是嘉慶朝民窯的特證,類似的有如 Treasury 6, 編號1258 及 1259。年款"光"字的寫法似乎是道光初,年款規格尚未定的時候寫的。鼻煙壺上,圓圓的開光是道光朝中漸漸減少的,根據本壺的圓形開光,也可推測這是道光初燒製的。.

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