Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 438
Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty
HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
US$ 3,900 - 5,200

Lot Details
Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers Mid Qing dynasty
Yixing stoneware from the Mr and Mrs Arthur Harris collection (lots 425-450)
Three Yixing stoneware teapots and covers
Mid Qing dynasty
Finely moulded in the shape of a melon, incised with kaishu inscription and signed Shixiong, together with other two teapots of compressed globular forms, one with two seal marks on the base and signed Shao Yuanhua, the other enamelled with peonies and butterflies with incised xingshu inscription on the base, all mounted metal spouts.
The largest: 27.2cm long. (3).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated (middle and right) 出版(中、右):
    Patrice Valfré, Yixing: Teapots for Europe, p.179, no.49, 320.

    Compare another melon-shaped teapot signed by Shixiong from the Mr and Mrs Gerard Hawthorn Collection, sold in these rooms, 27 May 2012, lot 509.

    Although Shao Yuanhua is not recorded in traditional Yixing connoisseurship, from the quality of the clay and the potting of the teapot Shao is generally accepted as an active potter between Yongzheng and Qianlong periods.

    清中期 紫泥嵌銀壺三件

    「世雄」、「月夕花時可助吟,世雄」
    「荊溪」、「邵元華製」
    「且作山水之主人」

    一壺作東陵瓜式,瓜柄作鈕,壺身刻「月夕花時可助吟」楷書詩文,壺蓋底鈐「世雄」印;一壺素面,壺作宮燈式,壺底鈐「荊溪」圓印及「邵元華」方印;另一壺壺身以粉彩飾蝴蝶牡丹,壺蓋以銀器取代,壺底行書刻「且作山水之主人」詩句。

    其中兩把壺曾於Patrice Valfré所著《Yixing: Teapots for Europe》一書中出版。邵元華一名,未見史書記載,生卒年不詳,而從傳世作品觀察,應係雍正、乾隆年間壺匠,代考。類似「世雄」款之東陵式瓜壺,參見《好善簃珍藏宜興紫砂:第二部分》,香港邦瀚斯,20125月27日,拍品509。
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