A group of four enamelled Yixing stoneware teapots and covers and a waterpot Qing dynasty
Lot 534
A group of four enamelled Yixing stoneware teapots and covers and a waterpot Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,283) inc. premium
Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
A group of four enamelled Yixing stoneware teapots and covers and a waterpot
Qing dynasty
All finely enamelled in a vivid famille rose palette with floral sprays and butterflies, three with inscriptions carved on the bases in xingshu style, together with a waterpot enamelled in famille rose with four landscape roundels, the interior with a crackled-white glaze.
the largest 9cm long. (5).

Footnotes

  • The inscriptions incised on the bases of the two teapots are translated as 'the mountain is steep like a razor, by ziqi', and another 'the summer is cooling down in the midday, by yigong'.

    Chen Ziqi is the name of a distinguished potter who was recorded as having lived in the late Ming / early Qing dynasty. For further information on the artist, see lot 549.

    The two-character mark incised below the handle reads junde, literally translating as 'gentleman's virtue', of which the name is unrecorded in historical Yixing connoisseurship but is referred to as a specific type of miniature teapot by modern-day Yixing connoisseurs.

    清 朱泥粉彩纏枝花卉小壺四件、粉彩水盂一件

    「山亭峻如削。子畦」
    「槐夏午陰清。逸公」
    「逸公」
    「君德」

    四把小壺各成蓮子形、扁圓形及梨形,其中三把以藍釉粉彩飾花蝶紋及龍紋,壺底分別鐫刻詩文,一作「山亭峻如削。子畦」、另一作「槐夏午陰清。逸公」,另外其中梨形藍彩小壺壺柄下刻「君德」兩字,字體部分被藍釉遮掩,另一把以粉彩飾花蝶紋,壺底刻「逸公」款;水盂斂口,豐肩,圈足,外以粉彩開光飾山水,內施白釉開片。
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