Three Yixing stoneware lobed 'lion' teapots and covers Qing dynasty
Lot 535
Three Yixing stoneware lobed 'lion' teapots and covers Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period
Sold for HK$ 37,500 (US$ 4,835) inc. premium
Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
Three Yixing stoneware lobed 'lion' teapots and covers
Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period
Each similarly potted but in different sizes, the body lobed in the shape of a melon, flanked by a spout and a 'C'-shaped handle, the cover also lobed surmounted by a recumbent lion, each with different marks or seal marks at the inside cover or at the base.
The largest 15.5cm long. (6).

Footnotes

  • Zhengxiang was recorded in traditional Yixing connoisseurship as Ge Zhengxiang, an Yixing potter who is said to had been active between Qianlong and Jiaqing periods (1736 - 1820). Another unrecorded potter whose name is Ren Zhenxiang was active during the late Qing and early Republican periods.

    The two-character mark yinghe on the inside cover of the larger teapot probably refers to the name of the workshop. The seal mark reads chenji diyi, translates as 'first of Chen', may refer to the name of the workshop.

    清末明初 朱泥獅球菊花瓣壺共三件

    「貞祥」楷書圓印
    「應和」楷書印
    「臣記第壹」篆文方印、「水平」楷書印

    三壺以大、中、小排列,均以八瓣凹筋菱花成形,花口,扁圓腹,短直流,臥獅繡球鈕。其中大壺蓋內鈐「應和」款;中壺底部鐫梅花圓印,蓋內鈐「貞祥」款;小壺壺底鈐「臣記第壹」篆文方印,蓋內鈐「水平」二字。三壺朱泥淘洗細膩,筋線分明,蕭條優雅。
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