Three naturalistically modelled Yixing stoneware water droppers Late Qing/early Republican, signed Wen Ji
Lot 522
Three naturalistically modelled Yixing stoneware water droppers Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period, signed Wen Ji
Sold for HK$ 25,000 (US$ 3,223) inc. premium
Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
Three naturalistically modelled Yixing stoneware water droppers
Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period, signed Wen Ji
Two moulded in the form of bigger shells resting on three smaller ones as feet, with similar shell-shaped finger holes, together with a peach water dropper modelled as a peach with branch forming spout with twigs and leaves, all impressed with kaishu seals.
The largest: 8.4cm long. (3).

Footnotes

  • Wenji is the name of the early twentieth century workshop in Yixing. Refer to lot 519 for another pair of water droppers made by the same workshop.

    清末民初 段泥泥繪壽桃水滴一件、螺螄水滴一對

    「聞記」楷書方印

    三件水滴,均為段泥所製,一成壽桃形,桃尖以紅泥彩繪,枝幹為柄,幹及桃葉又以綠彩點綴;另兩件則成以大小螺螄相互成形,生動可愛,三件水滴腹部皆鐫「聞記」楷書方印。
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