A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870
Lot 37
A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870
Sold for HK$ 143,750 (US$ 18,542) inc. premium

Lot Details
A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870 A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870 A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870 A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870 A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870
A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle
Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820-1870
7.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 6, no. 1368

    瓷胎模製淡綠釉瑞鶴圖鼻煙壺
    張勉詒,景德鎮,1820~1870

    A lime-green porcelain 'crane' snuff bottle

    Lime-green and black glaze on porcelain; with a flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flattened footrim; carved with a continuous scene of formalized, turbulent waves that surround on one main side a rocky outcrop offering two lower platforms on either side of a taller, central one discretely trimmed with a lingzhi, a small branch, and flowers and forming the stage on which a crane dances with open wings, its right leg raised to its body, its head and neck turned to its left, the waves on the other main side unbroken in their five overlapping ranges beneath a sinuous cloud behind which the orb of the sun rises; the foot inscribed in relief seal script, Zhang Mianyi zuo ('Made by Zhang Mianyi'); all exterior surfaces, except the footrim, glazed, with the eye, bill, legs, and feet of the crane picked out in black; the interior unglazed
    Zhang Mianyi, Jingdezhen, 1820–1870
    Height: 7.5 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.75/1.49 cm
    Stopper: glass; gilt-bronze collar

    Condition: some minor flaws from the original firing process, the largest to the beside crane's beak; slight abrasions to relief surfaces; otherwise, kiln condition

    Provenance:
    Michael Stern (1965)
    Sydney L. Moss, Ltd. (1965)
    Givaudan Collection (Switzerland)
    Unrecorded immediate source

    Published:
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., 1965, no. 224
    Kleiner 1987, no. 238
    Treasury 6, no. 1368

    Exhibited:
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, March–April, 1965
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, October 1987
    Creditanstalt, Vienna, May–June 1993

    Zhang Mianyi was another of the porcelain carvers of the nineteenth century who appears to have produced very little work. He may have been influenced by Wang Bingrong, but with no dated works from either one of them, it is impossible to be certain of who influenced whom. For a similar bottle signed by Zhang, of the same subject but differently composed and of caramel-brown colour with black details, see Sin, Hui, and Kwong 1996, no. 123 (where the signature was misread as Zhang Menshao; the bottle is also in Miller and Hui 2006, no. 86, where the mistake is corrected).

    瓷胎模製淡綠釉瑞鶴圖鼻煙壺

    瓷胎淡綠、黑色釉;平唇 ,平斂底,突出弄平的圈足;雕通體東海舞鶴圖;底刻陽文"張勉詒作"篆款;壺表除圈足外皆施釉 ;內壁不施釉
    張勉詒,景德鎮,1820–1870
    高﹕ 7.5 厘米
    口經/唇經: 0.75/1.49 厘米
    蓋: 玻璃;鎏金青銅座

    狀態敘述:燒製時形成了些瑕疵,最大的在鶴喙旁邊,凸出面呈微乎其微的磨損;此外,出窯狀態

    來源﹕
    Michael Stern (1965)
    Sydney L. Moss, Ltd. (1965)
    Givaudan 珍藏 (Switzerland)
    Unrecorded immediate source

    文獻﹕
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., 1965, 編號224
    Kleiner 1987, 編號238
    Treasury 6, 編號1368

    展覽﹕
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, March–April, 1965
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, October 1987
    Creditanstalt, Vienna, May–June 1993

    說明﹕
    張勉詒的存世作品寥寥無幾。他可能是受了王炳榮的影響,但是沒法知道是誰先誰後,誰影響了誰。同題材的雕瓷作品有 冼祖謙、許建勳、鄺溥銘 1996, 編號123 (張勉詒的名字念錯了,同壺在 Miller and Hui 2006, 編號86 再發表時就念對了)。


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