An exquisite Yixing stoneware 'three friends of winter' teapot and cover Signed Chen Mingyuan
Lot 569
An exquisite Yixing stoneware 'three friends of winter' teapot and cover Signed Chen Mingyuan
Sold for HK$ 980,000 (US$ 126,451) inc. premium
Lot Details
The property of a distinguished Asian family collection
An exquisite Yixing stoneware 'three friends of winter' teapot and cover
Signed Chen Mingyuan
Naturalistically potted in the shape of a tree stump, the body depicting growing sanyou of pine, bamboo and plum blossom, all tied together at the waist, with intricately worked gnarled branches issuing on each sides forming the elegant spout and handle, the finely fitted cover of irregular shape surmounted by a banded knop, the bottom with a three-character maker's signature in kaishu regular script, another square zhuanshu sealmark at the bottom of the handle, fitted box.
9.3cm wide. (3).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated 出版:
    Ho Chien, Purple Clay. Wellington Wang's Collection of Yixing Wares, Taipei, 1993, p.44-45.
    何建,《紫泥 王度宜陶珍藏册》,奇園國際藝術中心,台北,1993,頁44-45。

    For a closely related 'three friends of winter' teapot also with the signature and seal mark of Chen Mingyuan, currently residing in the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, see Su Yee Lai and Terese Tse Bartholomew (ed.) Themes and Variations: The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan, Hong Kong, 1997, pp.148-149, pl.52.

    紫泥束柴「歲寒三友」壺

    「陳鳴遠」行書款

    小壺呈束柴形,以松枝為柄,梅花枝為流,在束柴處有竹枝,是以歲寒三友為題材的精品,底刻「陳鳴遠」行書款。此壺雕工精細,對松樹松針、竹節葉、梅樹老幹等形態表現獨到,巧妙地融合三種不同題材,在構思及造型上和諧地配合,渾若天成,匠心獨韻。

    現存陳鳴遠款「歲寒三友」壺可參考,香港中文大學文物館藏三友壺,見上海博物館、香港中文大學文物館:《紫泥清韻--陳鳴遠陶藝研究》,1997,頁148-149,圖版52。

    陳鳴遠,清康熙、雍正年間宜興紫砂名師,江蘇宜興人,生卒年不詳。塑鏤兼長,技藝精湛,善製新樣,其作品為多年藏家雅士之追求,如清吳騫《陽羨名陶錄.家溯》有云:「陳鳴遠,名遠,號鶴峰,亦號壺隱。鳴遠一技之能,間世特出,自百餘年來,諸家傳器日少,故其名尤噪。」
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