Yixing Stoneware from a distinguished Asian family collection (lots 585-640)
An Yixing stoneware 'literati' brushpot
Republican period, signed Yu Zulin, incised by Ren Ganting Finely worked on the exterior to the scene of a scholar reading in the garden amongst rockworks and trees, together with an incised kaishu inscription with an accompanying seal mark, the base with a square two-character zhuanshu seal mark. 22.3cm high.
Yu Guoliang (1874-1939) is also known as Zulin. The inscription was incised by songdaoren, pseudonym of Ren Ganting. For an introduction on Ren Ganting, see lot 635. The painter with literary name 'Nantian laoren' was Yun Shouping (1633-1690) of the Qing dynasty. Yun was noted for his paintings of birds and flowers in a 'boneless' (mogu) manner, emphasising washes instead of lines. His landscape paintings also have distinctive characteristics. This brushpot was probably made by Yu Guoliang in the style of Ren Ganting modelled after Yun Shouping.
Illustrated 出版: Ho Chien, Purple Clay. Wellington Wang's Collection of Yixing Wares, Taipei, 1993, p.190. 何健，《紫泥 王度宜興珍藏冊》，奇園國際藝術中心，台北，1993，頁190。
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