A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing/early Republican, signed Wen Ji
Lot 519
A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing dynasty / early Republican, signed Wen Ji
Sold for HK$ 18,750 (US$ 2,416) inc. premium

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A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing dynasty / early Republican, signed Wen Ji A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing dynasty / early Republican, signed Wen Ji A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing dynasty / early Republican, signed Wen Ji A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing/early Republican, signed Wen Ji A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper Late Qing/early Republican, signed Wen Ji
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
A pair of Yixing stoneware 'boys and buffalo' water dropper
Late Qing dynasty / early Republican, signed Wen Ji
Each naturalistically modelled in the form of a boy climbing onto recumbent water buffalo, its tail and the boy's hair are painted in brown coloured slip, the boy's hat removable to form the finger hole, the body impressed with a seal mark.
10.1cm long. (2).

Footnotes

  • Wenji is the name of the workshop launched by Jinrong during the early twentieth century.

    清末民初 段泥泥繪放牛小童硯滴一對

    「聞記」篆文方印

    硯滴作水牛狀,牛仰頭臥身,一小童左腳高蹬,右腳墊起,正從牛身一測爬向牛背,後背一頂草帽作硯滴進水孔蓋,水牛口部微張,作出水孔,小童頭髮及牛尾鬃毛用棕色彩泥泥咴。硯滴造型憨態可掬,雅俗並存。

    聞記是清末明初「金榮」之店鋪名。
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