An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Qing dynasty, signed She Weng, incised by Nan Weng
Lot 605
An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Qing dynasty, signed She Weng, incised by Nan Weng
Sold for HK$ 2,180,000 (US$ 280,855) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing Stoneware from a distinguished Asian family collection (lots 585-640)
An Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Qing dynasty, signed She Weng, incised by Nan Weng
The curved and elongated conical-shaped body rising from a slightly recessed base, flanked by a short spout and an extended 'C'-shaped handle, surmounted by a domed cover and knop, a square seal mark at the lower end of the handle, another circular seal mark at the base, fitted box.
12.7cm high. (3).

Footnotes

  • Mei Tiaoding (1839-1906), who lived during the Daoguang to Guangxu reigns, was a native of Cixi, Zhejiang. Adopting the style name Youzhu, pseudonym Nanweng, he was a calligrapher of the late Qing dynasty, trained under the two Wangs (Wang Xizhi and Wang Xianzhi) and noted for his elegant style. Mei had a special passion for zisha teapots, often commissioning famous masters to create the wares for him to engrave the inscriptions himself. Most of his marks show the characters 'Nanweng'. Yunshi was a potter of the Qing dynasty with unknown family name and life dates. This 'Qinquan' ware was potted by Yunshi with inscriptions engraved by Mei Tiaoding. For a similar 'langzhui' ware in the Shanghai Museum Collection which has 'Yunshi' and 'Linyuan' marks with Mei Tiaoding's engraved inscriptions, see Liang Baiquan and Gu Jingzhou ed.,Yixing zisha, Yixing Purple Clay Ware, Hong Kong, 1990 p. 140-141.

    Illustrated 出版:
    Ho Chien, Purple Clay. Wellington Wang's Collection of Yixing Wares, Taipei, 1993, p.77.
    何健,《紫泥 王度宜興珍藏冊》,奇園國際藝術中心,台北,1993,頁77。

    清 朱泥刻銘合作秦權壺

    「韻石」篆文方印
    「林園」篆文圓印
    「一甌茶罷尋書讀,開卷秦吞六國時。赧翁。」
    「廿六年,皇帝盡并兼天下諸侯,黔首大安,立號為皇帝,乃詔丞相狀、綰:『法度量則,不壹嫌疑者,皆明壹之。』 」
    「元年,制詔丞相斯、去疾:『法度量,盡始皇帝為之,皆有刻辭焉。今襲號而刻辭不稱始皇帝,其於久遠也,如後嗣為之者,不稱成功盛德,刻此詔故刻左,使毋疑。』」

    直口,垂長腹,淺圈足,長環柄小彎流與壺口對齊,蓋面凸起,上飾橋形鈕,壺身一面書行楷「一甌茶罷尋書讀,開卷秦吞六國時。赧翁。」,風格俊逸有力; 另一面刻以金文《秦詔版》,秦始皇二十六年統一六國後定下的度量衡詔書,以及秦二世詔版,表示秦二世元年,下詔左丞相李斯、右丞相馮去疾繼續實行秦始皇定下之度量衡制度,不敢稱之為個人功德。柄底鈐「韻石」篆文方印,壺底則鈐「林園」篆文圓印。栗紅色泥,造型敦厚。

    梅調鼎(1839-1906),清道光至光緒間人,浙江慈溪人,字友竹,號赧翁,晚清書法家,師習二王,風格秀麗,他個人獨愛紫砂茶壺,更常找名師造壺,並自題刻款,名款多署「赧翁」。韻石,清代人,姓氏難考,生卒年不詳。此秦權壺仍韻石造壺,梅調鼎刻字之合作器。上海博物館藏博浪椎壺,與本壺相同,同鈐「韻石」及「林園」印,上有梅調鼎刻字,見《宜興紫砂珍賞》,頁140-141。
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