A large Yixing stoneware 'Ming style' teapot and cover, 17th/18th century, signed Shao ?ru
Lot 573
A large Yixing 'Ming style' teapot and cover Early Qing dynasty, signed Shao Zhongru
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,677) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Property of Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris (lots 571-583)
A large Yixing 'Ming style' teapot and cover
Early Qing dynasty, signed Shao Zhongru
The main globular body rising to steep shoulders below the straight rim, set with a prominent 'C'-shaped handle opposite an elegant straight spout, the domed cover surmounted by a globular knop, the exterior plain and undecorated, the underside impressed with a four-character zhuanshu square seal mark.
21.8cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated 出版:
    Patrice Valfré, Yixing: Teapots for Europe, 2000, p.171, no.24

    Shao Zhongru is an unknown potter who appears to be unrecorded in any historical context. However, it is worth noting that the slightly tapered form with a short and straight neck presented by current example is also found on teapots made during the early seventeenth century, for example, a large teapot with cloud collar motif by Chen Yongqing from the K. S. Lo Collection, illustrated in Hong Kong Museum of Art (ed.), Yixing Purple Clay Wares – The K.S.Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, p.64, no. 13.

    清早期 邵仲儒款紫泥摻沙折肩壺

    「邵仲儒」

    壺圓錐身,直流,正耳把,直頸,平肩,蓋中隆起,上作花蕾式鈕,壺身從肩部下收漸斂至足部,淺圈足內鈐「邵仲儒製」篆文方印。紫泥泥胎,鋪砂均勻,可見星點斑斑。整壺風格淳樸渾厚,頗有明代遺風。

    邵仲儒一人未見有史料著錄,然此造工周正嚴整,雍容大度,絕非俗匠所能為。參見羅桂祥收藏一件十七世紀早期陳用卿款弦紋金線如意壺,其壺身收斂造型與該壺近似,香港藝術館編,《宜興紫砂陶器 – 茶具文物館羅桂祥珍藏》,香港,2002年,頁64,圖版13。
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