A fine celadon-glazed and copper-red decorated 'wufu' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Lot 241
A fine celadon-glazed and copper-red decorated 'wufu' bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
HK$ 900,000 - 1.2 million
US$ 120,000 - 150,000
Lot Details
A fine celadon-glazed and copper-red decorated 'wufu' bowl
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Of shallow rounded form, covered all over with an even sea-green glaze, the exterior painted in underglaze-red with five bats forming the 'Five Abundances' (wufu), the base inscribed in underglaze-blue with a six-character mark within a double circle.
15.4cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 清雍正 冬青釉里紅五蝠紋盌 青花雙圈「大清雍正年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Hugh Moss Ltd., London, 6 April 1970
    Sir Edward (Ted) Wrangham collection

    Sir Edward (Ted) Wrangham (1928-2009) was the nephew of William (Bill) Winkworth, whose grandfather was the legendary English collector of Asian art, Stephen Winkworth. Ted was fascinated by both Chinese and Japanese art. His book, The Index of Inro Artists, which was published in 1995 became the essential reference work in the library for collectors and museums of Japanese art. His collection of Japanese art continues to be sold at Bonham's London. ities.

    In 1735, Tang Ying, the supervisor of the Imperial kilns in Jingdezheng included in his taocheng jishibei, or Recorded Event of Ceramic Production that four new designs were created for the Imperial porcelains, among which the five-bats design is exemplified on current lot. For a similar example from the Baur Collection, see J.Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, Vol.II, Geneva, 1999, pl.199, and two other examples sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 November 2004, lot 880 and Christie's New York, 19 September 2006, lot 401.

    釉里紅五蝠紋盌為雍正官窯的典型器物,侈口,深腹,圈足,通體施冬青釉,溫潤如玉,外壁以釉里紅繪五隻蝙蝠,寓意「五福」。《書.洪範》雲:「五福:一曰壽;二曰富;三曰康寧;四曰修好德(積德行善);五曰考終命(長壽善終)」。

    雍正御用瓷器中的釉里紅五蝠紋盌係由唐英所創,據唐英在雍正十三年撰寫的《陶成紀事碑》記載,雍正禦窯品種,「一仿宣窯寶燒,有三魚、三果、三芝、五蝠四種。」,此盌以冬青釉為地色,與釉里紅形成巧妙搭配,整器溫潤雅緻中又透出幾分美艷之色,為雍正官窯上品。

    此盌為愛德華勳爵舊藏,愛德華勳爵之中國及日本藝術收藏舉世聞名,部分愛德華勳爵收藏之中國藝術品曾於2009年倫敦邦瀚斯拍賣,其中也包括本件拍品。
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