Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty
Lot 501
Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty
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Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers Qing dynasty
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
Two small Yixing stoneware 'yigong' teapots and covers
Qing dynasty
Each plain and flanked by a spout and a handle, one with gilded mouthrim, knop and tip of the teapot; the other slightly more compressed in shape, with a flattened dome-shaped cover, both inscribed at the base.
10.7cm long. (4).

Footnotes

  • 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.

    清 朱泥小壺兩件

    「靖難三水香。逸公」
    「詩人作伴,文士相親。逸公」

    一壺梨形,臥足,壺蓋邊沿、壺鈕及壺流口均飾以鎏金;另一壺扁圓形身,平足,短彎流,兩壺朱泥發色艷麗,造型小巧可愛。

    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。
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