An Yixing stoneware 'appliqué-decorated' teapot and cover with two other teapots Qing dynasty
Lot 540
A group of Yixing stoneware teapots Early Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,280) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection: Part II (lots 501-545)
A group of Yixing stoneware teapots
Early Qing dynasty
Of cylindrical form with curved ends rising from a recessed foot to a short straight neck, flanked each side with a spout and a 'C'-shaped handle, all decorated in appliqué with a continuous landscape scene of figures strolling amongst landscape of pavilions with interconnecting bridges, the cover fashioned in the form of an oriental umbrella surmounted by a morning glory, together with two lobed teapots and covers.
The tallest: 13.8cm high. (6).

Footnotes

  • See another closely related Yixing teapot in the K.S.Lo Collection, where it was dated to late seventeenth to early eighteenth century, in Hong Kong Museum of Art ed., Yixing Purple Clay Wares - The K.S.Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong, 2002, p.152, pl.103.

    清早期 朱泥貼花山水亭台人物壺、朱泥印花壺花菱壺共三件

    「琴書伴製」篆文方印

    壺筒身,肩至足部漸收,三彎長流,正耳把,傘蓋花鈕。壺通身以貼花飾山水樓閣亭台,花園中一小橋流水,一葉小舟船橋而泛,橋上兩位高士仰頭張望,圍牆內一株梅樹枝繁葉茂,天空一抹斜雲遮住半個艷陽。壺底鈐「琴書伴製」篆文方印;另外兩花菱壺,一成扁圓梨形,上有開光印花;另一成瓜棱形,素面無紋,拙趣怏然。

    香港茶具文物館藏一件十七世紀晚期/十八世紀初期貼花山水人物紋壺,除底鈐「筠石居」款外,其器形及裝飾風格與本壺一致,詳見《宜興紫砂陶器-茶具文物館羅桂祥珍藏》,香港,2002年,頁152,圖版103。
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