An Yixing stoneware 'leaf' brushrest  Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Lot 557
An Yixing stoneware 'leaf' brushrest Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Sold for HK$ 740,000 (US$ 95,412) inc. premium

Lot Details
Masterpieces of Yixing Stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Jimmy Sha Collection (lots 546-558)
An Yixing stoneware 'leaf' brushrest
Qing dynasty, signed Chen Mingyuan
Naturalistically modelled in the form of a cluster of tuberose leaves and stalks, skilfully modelled and carved with delicately delineated leaves depicted issuing forth flowers and buds, the underside of one of the stems impressed with a three-character zhuanshu mark, the clay of an attractive purple-grey suffused with sandy gold specks.
13.8cm long.

Footnotes

  • For a closely related Chen Mingyuan marked brushrest in the Shanghai Museum, see Themes and Variations. The Zisha Pottery of Chen Mingyuan, Hong Kong, 1997, p.22, pl.32 (fig.1). For additional notes on Chen Mingyuan, see lot 547.

    清 玉簪花筆架

    清「陳鳴遠」篆文方印

    筆架以自然的玉簪花姿態而成,四片花葉上再長出大小葉子,葉叢中長有小花及花芽,設計細膩,層次分明。從各瓣葉子中,可以清楚感覺到匠家捏塑的痕跡,配合堆貼和雕刻的技巧,使造形豐富,立體感強烈。匠家運用了紫褐摻砂和米黃色的泥作筆架,底部鈐有「陳鳴遠」篆文方印。

    上海博物館藏陳鳴遠款玉簪花筆架與本拍品十分相近,同是運用了兩個不同泥色,配合相似技法,以象生的方式表現出來,可謂如出一轍。見《紫泥清韻--陳嗚遠陶藝研究》,上海博物館、香港中文學校大文物館,頁122 (fig.1)。有關陳鳴遠之資料,可參考本專拍,拍品編號547。
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