An Yixing stoneware 'plum blossom' brushpot Signed Junmei
Lot 554
An Yixing stoneware 'plum blossom' brushpot Signed Junmei
Sold for HK$ 740,000 (US$ 95,336) inc. premium

Lot Details
Masterpieces of Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Jimmy Sha Collection (lots 546-558)
An Yixing stoneware 'plum blossom' brushpot
Signed Junmei
Naturalistically potted of cylindrical section, formed as a section of prunus trunk, naturalistically potted and carved in high relief with gnarled branches and luxuriant flower buds and blossom, the natural grain and crevices in the trunk vividly depicted, the base incised with three-character kaishu mark, the body of a rich greyish-brown colour with attractive light speckles.
10.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance來源:
    Chen Keli (1908- after 1985)
    陳克立(1908-1985以後)

    Illustrated出版:
    L.Fulai, C.Keli, Yangxian shaqi jingpin tupu, An Illustrated Collection of Fine Stonewares of Yangxian, Taipei, 1985, pl.23
    陳克立、賴福來:《陽羨砂器精品圖譜》,淑韾出版社,1985年,圖版23

    It is rare to find an Yixing stoneware brushpot of such high naturalistic quality. There is however a closely related example in the Palace Museum, Beijing, attributed to the Qianlong period and illustrated in Yixing Zisha Wares in the Palace Museum, Beijing, 2009, pg.190, pl.108. See also a brushpot by Yang Luqian from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection, sold in these rooms, 28 November 2011, lot 268, and illustrated on the cover.

    紫泥摻沙梨皮梅幹筆筒

    「君美製」楷書款

    筆筒呈老梅幹型,老樹樁自然抽曲,筒口也隨其形而成,斷技留下的粗糙肌理表現細膩,樹幹上長出新枝,皆以淺浮雕的方式表示,上長梅花朵朵,厚實圓潤,加上樹幹上手捏痕跡仍在,善於表達不同質感,匠心獨韻之作,底刻「君美製」楷書款,字體清秀。

    能做出高質素的梅幹筆筒不多,在故宮博物院藏宜興窯梅樁式筆筒,見故宮博物院編,《故宮博物院藏宜興紫砂》,頁190,圖版108。另一例子可見香港邦瀚斯,《好善簃珍藏宜興紫砂》第一部份,2011年11月28日,拍品編號268。
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