A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an
Lot 116
A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an
Sold for HK$ 4,840,000 (US$ 624,428) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an
A fine and rare Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Daoguang, Xingyouheng Tang seal mark, signed Ji'an
Elegantly potted in compressed globular form rising from a recessed base to a short neck, set with a prominent 'C'-shaped handle opposite a delicate curved spout on the shoulders, the flattened circular cover surmounted by a globular knop, the exterior intricately decorated with a series of kaishu inscriptions on one side followed by the potter's signature and four-character zhuanshu seal mark, with further two-character zhuanshu oval seal mark inside the cover, another two-character zhuanshu square seal mark underneath the handle, the stoneware of a rich plum-brown colour, fitted box.
15cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Chen Chang-Wei collection (1907-1997)

    Qu Yingshao whose zi is Ziye, and whose haos include Yuehu, Qufu, Ji'an and Laoye was a well-known scholar and Yixing connoisseur during the Daoguang and Xianfeng eras. As a native of Shanghai, he moved in literary circles during the early nineteenth century and became known as a man of letters throughout the Jiangnan region. He was renowned for his extensive library and his collection of paintings, bronzes and seals. Qu had many friends in common with Chen Mansheng, another well-established but much senior painter and carver of his day. Qu followed the tradition of Chen Mansheng by engraving personal seals on the pots commissioned by him. The Ji'an seal mark featured on the current lot was one of the seals he used the most often. Others include Ziye and Hugong which are shown on lot 103 and lot 115 in this collection.

    Xingyouheng Tang was the studio name of the Prince Ding, Dai Quan, the brother and the most trustworthy chancellor of the Daoguang Emperor. The present lot shows both the date 'Daoguang yiyou (1849) and the name 'Xingyouheng Tang zhuren zhi' or 'Made for the owner of Xingyouheng Tang', followed by a seal reading 'Dingjun qing shang' or 'For the appreciation of Prince Ding's Estate'. This indicates the teapot was specially commissioned and decorated by Qu Yingshao for Prince Ding and possibly made by Yang Pengnian, although the potter is not named. For a nearly identical teapot but with a slightly later dating of the renzi year of Xianfeng (1852) in the Beijing Palace Museum, which was also made for Prince Ding as a commission from Qu Yingshao (fig.1), see Geng Baochang, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Purple Sandy Ware, Shanghai, 2008, p.94, pl.70; see ibid., p.93, pl.69 and K.S.Lo, The Stonewares of Yixing - From the Ming period to the Present Day, Hong Kong, 1986, p.203, pl.124,124a for two other closely related teapots with enamelled design of plum blossom also made for Prince Ding.

    Chen Chang-Wei (1907-1997) was formerly the General Manager of China Petroleum, and was later assigned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, being posted to Thailand as the director of the Cultural Office for 11 years. Following his return to Taiwan, he has been a consultant at the National Palace Museum, and a researcher at the Museum of History in Taipei.

    清道光 紫泥吉安款行有恆堂平蓋蓮子壺

    来源:
    陳昌蔚舊藏(1907-1997)

    蓋底:「茗香」篆文橢圓形印
    柄底:「吉安」篆文方印
    壺身:「定邸清賞」篆文方印
    題款:挹彼甘泉,清泠注茲,先春露芽,一槍一旗。烹以獸炭,活口為宜,素甌作配,斟斯酌斯。道光己酉(1849)。行有恆堂主人製

    壺身成蓮子形,直徑,平蓋,寶珠鈕,淺圈足,三彎流飽滿,另一側正耳把圓弧有力,整壺比例協調,形制穩健,製作嚴謹。以紫泥為胎,泥質上佳,泥色深沉而不失光潤。壺蓋鈐「茗香」篆文圓印,壺把下鈐「吉安」篆文方印,壺身銘曰:「挹彼甘泉,清泠注茲,先春露芽,一槍一旗。烹以獸炭,活口為宜,素甌作配,斟斯酌斯。道光己酉,行有恆堂主人製。」,下鈐「定邸清賞」篆文方印。壺配盒,盒身上有近代知名藏家陳昌蔚先生題簽:「宜興紫砂壺,道光行有恆堂主任製」,並鈐章。

    瞿應紹,字子冶,號月壺,晚號瞿甫,又壺公、吉安、老冶,清代書畫家、陶藝家,室名「毓秀堂」,上海松江人,清嘉慶年間廩貢生,官至浙江玉環同知。瞿應紹嗜好壺藝,嚐於楊彭年、鄧符生等紫砂名匠定製訂製砂壺。此壺雖無工匠名款,然其形制及泥質卻極似楊彭年之作。

    「行有恆堂」主人即清代定郡王載銓,為清高宗皇帝乾隆之玄孫,是道光末年受皇帝寵信的股肱大臣,其曾祖父是乾隆長子永璜(1728-1750),永璜死時年僅二十多歲,被追封為定親王。清代封爵第一等為「和碩親王」,簡稱「親王」,第二等為「多羅郡王」,簡稱「郡王」,永璜的封號即為「定」,而其子孫得以世襲此封號。至載銓襲爵時,即為定郡王。

    此類平蓋蓮子壺,是載銓訂製之品。依據現藏傳世品及其他資料顯示,載銓在道光丁未、道光己酉、咸豐壬子年分別製作三批。其中一件咸豐壬子年冬所製之壺與現藏於北京故宮博物院以資參考(fig.1),除訂製時間稍晚外,於此件拍品如出一轍,另一件清道光己酉春製白泥粉彩梅花壺也藏於故宮之中,見耿寶昌編,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系:紫砂器》,上海,2008,頁93-94,編號69及71;另見一把羅桂祥珍藏鐫「吉安」款為載銓而定制之粉彩梅花壺,現存香港茶具文物館,見K.S.Lo,《The Stonewares of Yixing》,香港,1986年,頁203,圖版124,124a。

    此壺為陳昌蔚(1907-1997)舊藏。陳氏曾任中國石油公司總經理,後借調至外交部,派駐泰國擔任文化參事長達十一年,回臺後任台北國立故宮博物院顧問及歷史博物館研究員等職。
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