A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases Daoguang
Lot 269
A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases Daoguang, signed Shenxi
Sold for HK$ 1,460,000 (US$ 188,095) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases Daoguang A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases Daoguang A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases Daoguang
A pair of Yixing stoneware enamelled vases
Daoguang, signed Shenxi
Each of elegant pear-shaped form, the slender body rising from a slightly flared foot rim, applied at the shoulders with a pair of elephant-head handles suspending loose rings, finely enamelled in rich tones of pink, blue, green, yellow and white, one vase with a phoenix depicted swooping amidst flowering plants, the reverse with two egrets standing below a magpie perched on a pine tree, the other with bamboo, plum blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemums and lotus flowers, all between a band of key-fret borders on the lip rim and upright lappets with a cloud scroll above the foot, the clay of an even beige tone, the base with a two-character zhuanshu Shenxi sealmark.
31cm high. (2).

Footnotes

  • Shenxi is recorded in traditional Yixing connoisseurship as being active in the Daoguang period, with a 'zi' (artist's name) of 'ziyi', but little is known of him.

    清道光 段泥粉彩松鶴花卉環耳瓶一對

    「申錫」篆文方印

    瓶高身,溜肩,垂腹,圈足微撇,唇口,瓶身兩側各有一獸首銜環。段泥作胎,胎質細膩,泥色綿密金黃,其中一瓶以粉彩繪梅、竹、菊、牡丹花和繡球花等花枝紋,富麗華貴。另一瓶一面粉彩繪鳳凰及富貴花,另一面則繪兩鷺鷥立於松柏之下,松柏旁盛開幾多牡丹,似象徵路路榮華,亦有富貴壽考之意。松柏上停一喜鵲,更添吉祥喜慶。

    申錫,清道光年間(1821-1850)宜興砂器名師,字子貽,生卒不詳。
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