An unusual documentary Yixing bowl Impressed Chen Jinhou zhi seal mark, 18th century
Lot 134
An unusual documentary Yixing bowl
Impressed Chen Jinhou zhi seal mark, 18th century
Sold for £25,000 (US$ 39,205) inc. premium

Lot Details
An unusual documentary Yixing bowl Impressed Chen Jinhou zhi seal mark, 18th century
An unusual documentary Yixing bowl
Impressed Chen Jinhou zhi seal mark, 18th century
The bowl formed from a pale clay with red flecks, the exterior finely moulded with five cartouches each containing a writhing four-clawed dragon amid cloud scrolls, beneath a band of an inscription in archaic seal script, all with traces of a rich dark patina, box. 19.8cm (7¾in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: from the collection of Mrs H.F.Chen

    Illustrated: B.Till and P.Swart, The Brown Stonewares of the Yixing Kilns: the Carol Potter Peckham Collection, Appendix I, Vancouver, 1969, p.64, fig.iv.

    十八世紀 紫泥開光龍紋碗 陽文「陳覲侯製」篆書款

    來源:來自H.F.Chen太太的收藏

    著錄:B.Till and P.Swart著,The Brown Stonewares of the Yixing Kilns: the Carol Potter Peckham Collection, Appendix I,溫哥華,1969年,頁64,圖iv

    A bowl with the seal mark of the same potter, Chen Jinhou, is illustrated in The Stonewares of Yixing: From the Ming Period to the Present, 1986, fig.169.

    Compare a very similar 'dragon' bowl, also with an impressed Chen Jinhou zhi mark but made from a more yellow speckled clay, from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection, which was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28 November 2011, lot 215.
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