An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug Republican period,
Lot 530
An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug Republican period, signed Qi Tao
Sold for HK$ 15,000 (US$ 1,932) inc. premium

Lot Details
An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug Republican period, signed Qi Tao An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug Republican period, signed Qi Tao An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug Republican period,
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
An Yixing stoneware incised tea jug
Republican period, signed Qi Tao
The body of globular with cylindrical neck on a pale beige ground, flanked by a loop handle and pointed spout on each side, the interior with an even grey crackled surface, the exterior decorated with an incised floral designs and inscription, the base with a four-character seal mark.
9.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • The seal mark on the base reads qitao faming or 'invented by qitao' and the inscription 'yangxian qitao ke' is translated 'incised by qitao of Yangxian'.

    Qi Tao was the artistic name of Wu Hanwen, a well-known carver of Yixing who launched the 'Wudesheng Pottery Studio', where a number of Republican masters such as Yu Guoliang, Chen Shouzhen, Wang Baogen and Feng Guilin had worked in the first quarter of the twentieth century.

    民國 段泥白釉刻畫茶盅

    「跂陶發明」篆文方印
    「陽羨跂陶刻」草書銘文

    茶盅高頸,鴨嘴口,正耳把帶扣,溜肩,扁鼓腹,平足內凹。段泥作壺,外壁光滑細膩,腹壁一面刻花葉並提款「陽羨跂陶刻」,壺內施白釉,釉面細開片。整壺造型獨具風格,闢有西洋遺風。

    跂陶為清末明初陶刻高手吳漢文(1874 - 1941)的藝名,其書法多學元代著名畫家趙松雪,書刻於行、楷之間,字體流暢,剛勁有力。吳漢文1916年創辦「吳德盛」陶器行,為當時專營紫砂的唯一商號。1929設立民國宜興紫砂知名品牌「金鼎商標」,後期則在更精緻的紫砂器上使用「松鶴軒」款識。當時為吳德盛陶器行定制坯件的宜興名匠包括程壽珍、馮桂林、俞國良、汪寶根、吳雲根,朱可心等,另外陶刻名師任淦庭也為其銘刻。

    香港邦瀚斯在2011年11月《好善簃珍藏宜興紫砂》第一部分拍賣中(拍品261),曾有一件段泥刻花筆筒,底鐫「金鼎商標」,刻款「跂陶主人」,其陶刻風格與本壺一致。
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