A pair of Yixing stoneware bowls and a lobed dish Qing dynasty, signed Shi Mei
Lot 407
A pair of Yixing stoneware bowls and a lobed dish Qing dynasty, signed Shi Mei
Sold for HK$ 8,750 (US$ 1,128) inc. premium

Lot Details
Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn collection (lots 404-417), to be sold without reserve (拍品404-417為無底價)
A pair of Yixing stoneware bowls and a lobed dish
Qing dynasty, signed Shi Mei
Each decorated on the interior with a crackled-white glaze, the exteriors with a key-fret rim and xingshu inscriptions below the rim, together with a dish of stylised flower form with six petals with key-fret rim, the interior and underside of the foot covered with a crackled-white glaze.
Largest: 14.3cm diam. (3).

Footnotes

  • Shi Mei is the designation or hao of Zhu Jian, a scholar and carver who was active during the Jiaqing/Daoguang period (1976 - 1850) and wrote the book Hushi, History of Teapots. Zhu is said to be the first artist who invented the pewter-cased teapot and was skilled at carving and inscribing pottery, bamboo, hard stone, copper or pewter by using his steel knife.

    清 紫泥白釉詩文碗一對、紫泥白釉菱口盤共三件

    「智而合玉食之歡。石梅。」
    「食之而永鍚難老。石梅。」

    碗敞口,深弧腹,圈足,碗內施白釉開片,碗口外沿飾一圈迴紋,腹部分別刻詩文,落款「石梅」;盤菱口,淺腹,圈足,盤內及圈足內施白釉,白釉開片,紫泥發色較碗稍豔,胎體敦實。

    朱石梅,清代嘉慶、道光年間(1796 - 1850)山陰人。字石眉、又作石楳、石某,原名朱尖。與沈存周齊名,善以精錫製茗壺,傳為砂胎錫包壺創始人,能畫會篆,尤精鐵筆,竹、石、銅、錫皆可奏刀。
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