An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty
Lot 239
An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty
Sold for HK$ 100,000 (US$ 12,902) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover Late Ming dynasty
An Yijun stoneware lotus-shaped box and cover
Late Ming dynasty
Of circular form supported on a short tapered foot, naturalistically moulded as a lotus flower with petals radiating out from the centre of the box and cover, covered all over with a pale lavender-blue glaze mottled to a beige-white, the burnt footring revealing the brownish-red body.
6.2cm diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Montague M. Meyer collection, number 404 (affixed label)

    In form, glaze and style of moulding, this rare box and cover is closely related to the Yijun lotus-shaped dish preserved in the Palace Museum of Beijing, illustrated in Yixing Zisha Wares in the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2009, pl. 6; and another rare example in this collection, offered as lot 238.

    明晚期 紫泥宜均印盒

    印盒扁圓形,子母口,圈足,平底。盒蓋、盒身均以五道筋紋塑成一朵蓮花,蓋頂則塑花蕊。印盒除口沿及圈足底外,器身通體及內壁均施綠色乳濁窯變釉。內壁釉色窯變均勻,口沿厚釉處開片。蓮瓣凸筋處掛薄釉,隱約可見紫泥泥胎。印盒小巧,蓮瓣曲線自然優美,為紫砂文房上品。
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