An Yixing teapot and cover, singed Yi Gong
Lot 575
An Yixing teapot and cover Mid Qing dynasty, signed Yi Gong
Sold for HK$ 800,000 (US$ 103,167) inc. premium
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The Property of Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris (lots 571-583)
An Yixing teapot and cover
Mid Qing dynasty, signed Yi Gong
Of concave cylindrical form rising to slanting shoulders and a straight neck above the gently splayed foot, applied with a swan-neck spout and a loop handle on opposing sides, the skilfully fitted cover of flattened circular form surmounted by a slightly compressed knop, the underside of the cover and the base impressed with seal marks, the clay of a reddish dark brown.
17.5cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated 出版:
    Patrice Valfré, Yixing: Teapots for Europe, 2000, p.171, no.25

    Hui Yigong was a native of Yixing, who was renowned for using the finest clay of different colours to make small teapots between the last quarter of the seventeenth century and the first half of the eighteenth. According to Li Jingkang and Zhang Hong, Hui Yigong was possibly a descendant of Hui Mengchen as a nephew, as small teapots made by his hand were stylistically closely related to those of Hui Mengchen, hence they were usually referred as the two 'Huis' by tea connoisseurs. See Li Jingkang and Zhanghong, Yangxian shahu tukao, A Pictorial Study of Yangxian Pottery Teapots, vol.1, 1998, pp.18-19.

    Compare another closely related teapot but with smaller size and a lion knop by Hui Yigong, from the K. S. Lo Collection, illustrated in K. S. Lo, The Stonewares of Yixing – From the Ming period to the Present Day, London, 1986, p. 81, pl.22.

    清中期 紫泥刻詩文宮燈壺

    「月下助長吟。逸公」

    壺作宮燈式,短直頸,三彎流,細正耳把,平蓋上一珠鈕,圈足外撇,足內陰刻詩文「月下助長吟。逸公」。紫泥胎質,調泥精煉,窯火適宜,漿面瑩潤,器形周正,淳樸渾厚,大氣缺不乏優雅之風。

    惠逸公,清雍正、乾隆(1723 - 1795年)宜興製壺好手,所製茗壺工巧,形式大小與諸色泥質具備,尤泥色最奇,也以製大量小壺而聞名。惠逸公所製小壺,從泥色與造型上均與明末清初紫砂藝人惠孟臣所類,其精品甚至可與孟臣相伯仲。民國李景康、張虹編著,《陽羨砂壺圖考》中記載:「世稱二惠,大抵以其精巧悉敵而言,但孟臣製品渾樸精巧無不具備,逸公則長於工巧,而渾樸不逮,故終讓孟臣出一頭地耳...歷考明清兩代名工,無有如兩人之酷肖者,大抵逸公必為孟臣後輩,親承手法,故能相類...」,見香港中文大學,《陽羨砂壺圖考》,1998年重印,頁18-19。

    羅桂祥藏一件惠逸公款紫泥獅鈕宮燈壺,其形制與此壺相類,見羅桂祥著,《The Stonewares of Yixing – From the Ming period to the Present Day》,倫敦,1986年,頁81,圖版22。
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