An enamelled baluster vase 20th century
Lot 227
An enamelled baluster vase Cyclically dated jiaxu year (AD1934), signed and sealed He Xuren, seal mark Xuren chupin
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 14,000 - 20,000
Lot Details
An enamelled baluster vase
Cyclically dated jiaxu year (AD1934), signed and sealed He Xuren, seal mark Xuren chupin
Enamelled around the body and neck in shades of black and grey as a wintry snow scene with a horse rider and a footservant on a bridge approaching a retreat, all among a mountainous landscape, inscribed and sealed at the reverse of the body and neck. 45.7cm (17½in) high

Footnotes

  • He Xuren (1882-1940) is known to be a member of the 'Eight Friends of Zhushan'.

    The inscription reads:

    豪氣衝寒雪浪開, 騎驢蹴踏小橋來, 梅蒼嶺互馨香滿, 折得旋歸助酒醅。時在甲戌(1934)季秋月,鍾藩先生法鑒。陽谷許人何處畫於湓浦

    It may be translated as:

    The heroic spirit battles the cold, the waves of snow thaw;
    Riding a donkey, we slowly trod towards a small bridge,
    The plum blossom and blue mountains together fill the air with a strong and pervasive fragrance;
    I turn around and return to help with the wine!
    In autumn of the jiaxu year,
    appreciated by the intellectual Zhong Fan,
    painted by He Xuren at Penpu.
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