Two rare flambé-glazed 'fanghu' vases Tongzhi and Guangxu six-character marks and of the periods
Lot 6
Two rare flambé-glazed 'fanghu' vases Tongzhi and Guangxu six-character marks and of the periods
Sold for HK$ 596,000 (US$ 76,875) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two rare flambé-glazed 'fanghu' vases
Tongzhi and Guangxu six-character marks and of the periods
Each of quatrelobed pear-shaped form rising from a pronounced foot, the wide body with a raised peach-shaped panel, the neck flanked by a pair of tubular handles, both enveloped in a fiery flambé glaze of maroon, purplish and grayish tone, each incised with six-character mark on the unglazed base. Each 31cm high. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Douglas J. K. Wright Ltd., London
    Sotheby's London, 13 July 2005, lot 210

    Douglas J.K. Wright was a renowned London dealer specialising in Chinese and Japanese works of art, with close associations with Sydney L. Moss Ltd. A number of exceptional ceramics and works of art was purchased in the 1970s and 80s from him, including an exceptional Yixing stoneware 'plum blossom' brushpot from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn collection, sold in these rooms, 28 November 2011, lot 268, and illustrated on the catalogue cover.

    For two similar flambé-glazed hu-shaped vases with Tongzhi and Guangxu reign marks, see Qingdai Wanqi Seyou Ciqi, Beijing, 2007, pp.212-213. For a Guangxu reign-marked vase from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Ceramics Gallery of the Palace Museum. Part II, Beijing, 2010, p.495, pl.400.

    清同治、光緒 窯變釉貫耳瓶兩件

    「大清同治年製」、「大清光緒年製」六字雙行楷書刻款

    兩瓶均仿漢代投壺式,呈長方形,直口,溜肩,腹部扁圓狀,方圈足。頸部兩側貼對稱竪直的管狀貫耳,器身前後均有桃形凸紋,口下至肩轉折處成委角狀。通體均施窯變釉,釉質瑩潤光亮,釉面可見細開片,釉色以高溫銅紅釉爲主色調,瓶口、貫耳、及委角處因釉汁流淌而成月白色,甜美自然,棱角轉折處釉色則由月光白變換爲藍紫色等多層色階,使冷暖色調交相輝映,三種顔色結合彼此相得益彰。其中一瓶足內露白胎,陰刻「大清同治年製」六字雙行楷書款,另一瓶足內施白釉,並陰刻「大清光緒年製」六字雙行楷書款。

    窯變釉始燒於宋代鈞窯,雍正時期爲仿鈞窯而産生新的窯變釉品種,乾隆時期將其運用至貫耳瓶上並被後朝沿襲模仿燒造。窯變釉以銅紅爲主,在燒製中由於氧化還原作用與其他金屬元素混合形成紅釉中摻雜藍色、月光白和紫色流淌釉的效果,與紅釉融爲一體,別具藝術魅力。

    該兩件貫耳瓶均來自知倫敦知名古董商道格拉斯J.K.懷特,道格拉斯與歐洲歷史最悠久歷史之一的亞洲藝術收藏世家悉尼•L•莫斯關係密切。該兩件貫耳瓶之雅緻精美也完美闡釋了他們對中國藝術收藏的熱情。北京故宮博物院藏一件光緒窯變釉貫耳瓶,參見故宮博物院編《故宮陶瓷館•下編》,2010年,頁459,圖版400。
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