An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Lot 226
An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Sold for HK$ 350,000 (US$ 45,085) inc. premium

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An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan An Yixing stoneware model of a toad Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
An Yixing stoneware model of a toad
Early Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Naturalistically modelled with sensitive attention to the toad's anatomy, depicted poised with head held up with alert expression, the back with warty lumps revealing it as the male of the species, the stoneware of an attractive greyish-brown colour, the base with two seals.
9.5cm long.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd., London, 1977

    Illustrated 出版:
    Paul Moss, I-Hsing-Tea-Taste, Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, vol.10, no.3, September 1978, pg.6, fig.5.

    For a small Yixing stoneware model of a turtle by Chen Mingyuan in the Shanghai Museum, with matching 'Chen' seal, see Themes and Variations. The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan, Hong Kong, 1997, pg. 196, pl. 94.

    See also a figure of a toad on a pine log, signed by Chen Zhongmei, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 24 May 1978, lot 344.

    清早期 紫泥雕蟾蜍

    「陳」篆文圓印
    「嗚遠」篆文方印

    蟾蜍頭尖、圓眼、嘴巴緊閉,腹大、四支往下按,成伏地狀,其後右腳往後伸,有準備躍起之態。全身皮上多痱磊,腹下鈐「陳」篆文圓印及「嗚遠」篆文方印。工者妙用紫泥色相,塑造出蟾蜍凹凸粗糙皮,惟肖惟妙。
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