A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu Qing dynasty
Lot 385
A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu Qing dynasty
HK$ 250,000 - 350,000
US$ 32,000 - 45,000

Lot Details
A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu Qing dynasty A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu Qing dynasty
Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu
Qing dynasty
Each rising from a splayed foot to a flared trumpet neck, the double waisted body decorated with vertical flanges at the axis flanked by keyfret borders and upward leaf lappets, evenly decorated featuring a series of Indian lotus sprays amongst dense vine scrolls, all brilliantly enamelled in various colours of white, yellow, red, blue and green on turquoise ground, the base with an incised four-character mark.
Each: 23.8cm high. (2).

Footnotes

  • 清 銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蕃蓮紋戟花觚一對

    Provenance 來源:
    An Austrian private collection
    奧地利華里頓家族舊藏

    For related examples of gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled gu in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Compendium of Collections in the Palace Museum. Enamels 2. Cloisonne in the Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 2011, pp.176-181, no.139-141. Compare also another example in the Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum, illustrated in The Prime Cultural Relics Collected by Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum. The Enamel Volume, Shenyang, 2007, p.156, no.6. Another related example is also illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Fenlei Quanji. Zhongguo Jinyin Boli Falangqi Quanji 6. Falangqi 2, Hebei, 2002, p.41, no.46. For a similar example of a later bronze gu dated to the late Ming dynasty with reminiscene of the archaic style of earlier bronzes currently in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, see Through the Prism of the Past Antiquarian Trends in Chinese Art of the 16th to 18th Century, Taipei, 2003, p.60, no.I-35.

    花觚造形倣自於商、周古銅器,口呈喇叭狀,圓形,長頸、縮腹、間出四戟、圓圈足外撇,通體除罕見鎏金四出戟外,口緣內壁以淺藍作色底,上面盤繞彼此,對稱四朵帶葉纏枝蓮,觚外圍除以上所提飾以四鎏金出戟外,更在出戟上方設計四片蕉葉紋飾與數朵色彩繽紛令人亮眼典型清朝纏枝蓮紋飾,口緣、底足均施以鎏金以達上、下、首、尾呼應之感,此觚使用之釉料與顏色之多更是讓人驚嘆,整器除淺藍色作地外,還使用紅、白、黃、紫、綠、淺綠、深藍及珍貴異常之胭脂水粉紅等多種釉料,在造形上極其古樸雅緻,磨工平整,搯絲工整細膩,釉料瑩潤飽滿、色彩絢麗,口沿、出戟底等露胎處鎏金亮麗厚實,造形極為優美,端莊古樸,典雅中又不失華貴,底部雙框陰刻《乾隆年製》楷書四字款,是為倣古搯絲琺瑯器典範、逸品,此器高度集中了鮮明皇宮御製品色彩,實令人對其高超製造水平感到讚嘆與服膺。

    本拍器來為奧地利·華里頓家族所擁有,華里頓家族祖輩為18世紀末期19世紀初棉業商人,從事於遠東與歐洲間之棉業交易。美國大都會博物館藏一件與拍品完全相似掐絲琺瑯四出戟觚,與此相類,另參看河北美術出版社出版《中國美術分類全集.中國金銀玻璃琺瑯器全集.5.琺瑯器(一)》,頁41項46;萬卷出版公司出版《瀋陽故宮博物院藏文物精粹.琺瑯卷》2007年4月,頁156項6,美國鳳凰城博物館出版《克勞格.珍藏.中國琺瑯器》1980年,頁118項52,瑞士蘇黎世博物館出版《烏氏·中國掐絲琺瑯器珍藏》1989年,頁224項224;《北京故宮博物院藏品大系.琺瑯器編(二)清掐絲琺瑯》,頁172項134、頁181項141;紫禁城兩木出版社出版《故宮珍藏·康雍乾·瓷器圖錄》,1989年5月,頁414項95;台北國立故宮博物院出版《古色·十六至十八世紀藝術的仿古風》,頁60第I-35項。私人收藏類似器物,見香港.蘇富比2008年4月11日,拍品編號2802。
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