A fine and rare famille rose 'riverscape' bowl and cover Jiaqing six-character seal marks and of the period
Lot 5
A fine and rare famille rose 'riverscape' bowl and cover Jiaqing six-character seal marks and of the period
Sold for HK$ 312,500 (US$ 40,292) inc. premium

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A fine and rare famille rose 'riverscape' bowl and cover Jiaqing six-character seal marks and of the period A fine and rare famille rose 'riverscape' bowl and cover Jiaqing six-character seal marks and of the period
A fine and rare famille rose 'riverscape' bowl and cover
Jiaqing six-character seal marks and of the period
The conical-shaped body with upward flaring sides rising to a gilded rim, surmounted by a domed-shaped cover ending in a circular indented knop, the exterior brilliantly enamelled with a continuous scenery of Jiangnan region, the houses on scattered islands amidst watery landscapes, both the base and interior of the knop inscribed with six-character seal marks in iron-red on a turquoise ground. 17.2cm diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Christie's New York, 22 March 1999, lot 342
    Sotheby's New York, 15 September 2010, lot 403

    Porcelain bowls with enamelled scenes of Jiangxi landscapes are extremely rare. Other than the current example, and another from the Weishaupt collection, illustrated by Gunhild Avitabile, Vom Schatz der Drachen. Chinesisches Porzellan des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Weishaupt/From the Dragon's Treasure. Chinese Porcelain from the 19th and 20th Centuries in the Weishaupt Collection, London, 1987, no. 20, the only other published example appears to be the rare set of ten bowls from the Meiyintang collection, illustrated by Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 2010, pp. 296-305, Cat. no. 1762-71.

    The intricate enamelled riverscape scene appears to be of Yanshui Pavilion ('Water and Mist Pavilion'), which is still preserved in Gantang lake in the modern day city of Jiujiang (historic name Jiangzhou). It is allegedly the place where Zhou Yu, a famous governor of the Eastern Wu Dynasty during the Three Kingdoms Period, trained his naval forces.

    Compare a set of ten famille rose bowls featuring the 'Ten Views of Jiangxi' also with Jiaqing iron-red reign marks, is in the Meiyintang Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 April 2011, lot 17.

    清嘉慶 粉彩江南秀色水鄉圖蓋碗 「大清嘉慶年製」六字礬紅篆書款

    碗撇口,深斜腹,臥足。蓋拱形帶環形抓鈕,裏施綠松石釉,當中以礬紅書「大清嘉慶年製」六字篆書款。蓋面與腹壁外均以粉彩繪江南水鄉美景,波光粼粼水面上,見船家撑篙搖船泛舟,雅致悠然,湖中建一水上庭苑,庭落瀟灑,空間佈局疏朗幽靜,寥寥清清, 兩座小橋將水上庭苑與水鄉小島人家相連,呈現一派古樸幽靜的江南風光。碗底亦以綠松石釉爲地,中心亦書礬紅「大清嘉慶年製」六字篆書款。

    從本蓋碗描繪景緻來看,所繪之處也有可能是江州(今江西九江)甘棠湖的煙水亭,相傳為三國時名將周瑜的點將台故址。嘉慶官窯器的彩瓷品類繁多,包括薄胎盤、碗、碟類,胎體輕薄,其繪畫極為細膩,多繪山川名勝。常見「西湖十景」、「常見十景」、「廬山十景」或是「洞庭十景」等等,詳見耿寶昌,《明清瓷器鑑定》,香港,1993年,頁293。嘉慶朝早期的官窯製品,小件精緻,大器規整,基本與乾隆相同。參見清嘉慶粉彩江西十景碗一套,康蕊君著,《玫茵堂藏中國陶瓷》,倫敦,2010年,頁296-305,圖版1762-71。
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