An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel Qing dynasty
Lot 271
An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 3,620,000 (US$ 466,186) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel Qing dynasty An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel Qing dynasty An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel Qing dynasty
An Yixing stoneware 'peach' water vessel
Qing dynasty
Intricately moulded in the form of a peach growing from a leafy branch with a small peach beside it, the hollow end of the branch forming the opening to the interior, each peach speckled with red slip, and the larger peach incised with a fourteen-character inscription.
13cm long.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    King & Chasemore auctions, Midhurst, England, early 1980s

    The inscription relates to the story of Xi Wangmu presented with a peach which will only come to fruition every three thousand years, so she offered it to the ultimate Daoist deity.

    For an Yixing stoneware water container with carved double peaches from the Qing Court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, dated to the Qianlong reign, see Yixing Zisha Wares in the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2009, p. 213, pl. 122. See also a related vessel illustrated in Themes and Variations. The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1997, p.104, pl.21.

    清 段泥雙桃式水盂

    水盂成雙桃實形,一大一小,其枝葉連接著大小桃實,枝幹成盂口,在大桃實背部刻有行書「從今結子三千歲,來比春華壽聖皇。」。整體以段泥捏造,泥質細膩,桃核端染上紅色,枝幹肌理生動自然,包括枝節生長關係都交代清楚,加強塑造力。

    對比例子可參考清宮舊藏,見故宮博物院編,《故宮博物院藏宜興紫砂》,頁213,圖版122;另見《紫泥清韻-陳鳴遠陶藝研究》,頁104,圖版21。
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