Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water dropper Qing dynasty
Lot 517
Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 25,000 (US$ 3,218) inc. premium

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Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water dropper Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water dropper Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water dropper Qing dynasty Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water dropper Qing dynasty
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
Four Yixing 'lotus seed' water droppers
Qing dynasty
Each naturalistically modelled in the form of a lotus seed pod with loose seeds, the body decorated with applied fruits and nuts in differing coloured clays and slip, impressed with seal marks.
The largest: 7.5cm long. (4).

Footnotes

  • The square seal mark reads mingyuan, and the two-character marks jiang ji and jin chang probably refer to the names of the workshop.

    清 紫砂蓮蓬硯滴五件

    「蔣記」、「錦昌」
    「鳴遠」

    硯滴作蓮蓬形,蓮蓬內結滿顆顆蓮子,上再以色泥朔菱角、花生、栗子、百果、紅豆等堅果,蓮蓬上一大孔作進水口,蓮柄作出水口,蓮子在蓮蓬內可活動,美觀實用。
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