An Yixing stoneware water vessel Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Lot 551
An Yixing stoneware water vessel Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Sold for HK$ 500,000 (US$ 64,478) inc. premium

Lot Details
Masterpieces of Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Jimmy Sha Collection (lots 546-558)
An Yixing stoneware water vessel
Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Of archaistic gui form, the compressed globular body supported on a raised splayed foot, applied with a pair of ring handles issuing from ferocious monster masks, the main body applied with four horizontal raised bands, the base incised with two-character kaishu mark, the stoneware of an attractive purple-brown with attractive light flecks.
12.1cm wide.

Footnotes

  • For further information about Chen Mingyuan, see lot 547.

    For a closely related Chen Mingyuan-marked vessel of gui form, see the example illustrated by Terese Tse Bartholomer, I-Hsing Ware, China Institute in America, p.52, pl.28 (fig.1). This vessel, lent by Alice Boney, differs from the current example, impressed with a three-character zhuanshu seal within a square.

    清 紫砂摻砂簋

    「鳴遠」楷書款

    此器方形圓角,斂口,圈足,仿青銅雙獸耳,造形莊嚴,腹飾以平行瓦梭紋,每一瓦梭紋皆微微向上揚,層層遞增,工藝精密細緻,底刻「鳴遠」楷書款。泥色紫褐色,中慘有點點砂土,泥質堅挺潤澤,表達出仿青銅之意,古樸規整。

    有關陳鳴遠之簡介,請參考拍品編號547。

    據《I-hsing Ware》一書,Alice Boney藏一件陳鳴遠仿古簋與本簋十分相似,尤其微微向上揚的瓦梭紋,非一般工匠可能及,見《I-hsing Ware》, China Institute in America, 1977, 頁52。(fig.1)
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