An Yixing 'floral' teapot and cover signed Yuan Yulong
Lot 558
An Yixing 'floral' teapot and cover Qing dynasty, signed Yuan Yulong
Sold for HK$ 1,340,000 (US$ 172,737) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'floral' teapot and cover
Qing dynasty, signed Yuan Yulong
Supported on five 'V'-shaped feet, the three-tiered vessel of plum blossom form, with straight sides rising to sharp shoulders flanking a spout and a C-shaped handle, the fitting cover ending in a similar-shaped knop, with a two-character zhuanshu rectangular seal mark at the inside cover.
14cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Yuan Yulong was recorded by the Republican Yixing connoisseur Li Jingkang and Zhang Hong in their edited book, Yangxian shahu tukao, A Pictorial Study of Yangxian Pottery Teapots, vol.1, 1998, pp.46 as an artist active during the Kangxi and Yongzheng periods. However, no further information is written regarding to the artist and no other recorded examples can be found so far.

    清 袁郁龍款段泥鋪砂花瓣壺

    「郁龍」

    壺成五辦花形,短直流,正耳把,蓋、蓋鈕於壺身對應成花瓣形,壺底倭角處承五足。整壺素面無紋,樸實素雅。段泥泥質中可見粗細金色沙粒均勻分佈,為鋪砂技藝。

    袁郁龍,生卒不詳,史料中亦無記載其具體身世。根據其傳世作品來看,或屬早中期風格,明國李景康、張虹《陽羨砂壺圖考》中曾記錄:「披雲樓藏失蓋朱泥大壺一持,製作敦樸,微現手捏痕,底鈐袁郁龍制篆文方印,似康雍間物品。」此壺製作工整,配泥精心,壺蓋每個方向轉動均與壺口結合恰到其處,為難得一器。
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