An Yixing 'pumpkin' teapot and cover signed Chen Mingyuan
Lot 562
An Yixing 'pumpkin' teapot and cover signed Chen Mingyuan
Sold for HK$ 980,000 (US$ 126,330) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing stoneware from a private Asian collection (lots 554-566)
An Yixing 'pumpkin' teapot and cover
signed Chen Mingyuan
Naturalistically potted in the form of a pumpkin with eight lobed sides, the curled leaf forming the spout, a stem of vines forming the 'C'-shaped handle, all converging upon a stem-like cover, one side with a series of kaishu inscriptions, with an impressed three-character zhuanshu square seal mark at the base.
15.8cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • 陳鳴遠款段泥一啜瓜壺

    「如何此一啜,有味出吾囿。鳴遠」
    「陳鳴遠」

    壺呈瓜棱形,瓜葉捲成壺流,瓜藤作壺把,瓜莖作壺蓋及壺鈕,壺身一面陰刻「如何此一啜,有味出吾囿,鳴遠。」,壺底鈐「陳鳴遠」篆文方印。壺段泥作胎,器身底部偶見氣泡。

    參看南京博物院收藏一件清乾隆陳鳴遠款南瓜形壺,銘文有所不同,但其形制與本壺基本一致,見顧景舟編,《宜興紫砂珍賞》,香港,2008年,頁67,圖版36。
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