A inscribed and carved Yixing stoneware teapot and cover Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou
Lot 119
A inscribed and carved Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou
Sold for HK$ 10,360,000 (US$ 1,336,738) inc. premium
Lot Details
A inscribed and carved Yixing stoneware teapot and cover
Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou
Of classical compressed conical shape raised on three pointed feet, the sloping shoulders flanked by a short spout and a 'C'-shaped handle with a thumb rest, surmounted at the top with a gently-domed cover set with small semi-circular looped knop, one side decorated with a series of kaishu inscriptions; the other side featuring an incised scene of a scholarly figure seated under a pine tree beside a stack of manuscripts and an urn of spring water for brewing tea, the base impressed with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark, another two-character zhuanshu seal mark of the potter towards the underside of the cover, the stoneware of an even reddish-brown colour.
17.8cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • The seal mark engraved on the bottom of the teapot reads 'Wu ling yi ren', or 'Idler of Wuling' which was the hao that Gu Jingzhou used when he was in Shanghai. In 1936, Gu Jingzhou was invited to Shanghai by the established connoisseur dealer, Lang Yushu, who was fascinated by his teapots in traditional Mansheng styles when he visited Yixing to find the most outstanding potter for his gallery. After working with Lang for one year, Gu Jingzhou returned to Yixing and continued engraving the hao on his teapots until being employed by the ceramic monopoly, Shanghai Standard Ceramics Company.

    Illustrated:
    Li Youren, Ji Ye, Yi tao zhi lu, Taipei, 1995, p.262

    現代 顧景舟武陵逸人款朱泥矮石瓢壺

    出版:
    李祐任、季野,《宜陶之旅》,台北,1995年,頁262

    蓋底:「景洲」篆文方印
    壺底:「武陵逸人」篆文方印
    題款:杞鞠晉酒,楳(梅)雪煮茶。香浮雀舌,助我詘心。鼎和製。

    壺矮身,斜腹,短彎流,正耳把上塑一扣,壺蓋微鼓,蓋上作一拱橋鈕,壺底承三乳釘足,足底中心各有一小氣孔,以避免燒製中變形。壺蓋底鈐「景洲」篆文方印,壺底鈐「武陵逸人」篆文方印,壺身一面陰刻一文人高士回首屈膝坐於松樹下,刀法嫻熟自然,另一面陰刻「杞鞠晉酒,楳雪煮茶。香浮雀舌,助我詘心。鼎和製。」題款,字體純熟有力。壺以朱泥作胎,泥質上乘,色澤溫潤光和,氣度內蘊而典雅。

    「武陵逸人」,為顧景洲應上海「郎氏藝苑」之遨,仿古作陶間所用藝名印款。 1936 年,上海古董商「郎氏藝苑」主人郎玉書走訪宜興丁蜀上袁村等地,看中顧景洲所製「矮石瓢」等傳統壺款式,聘顧景洲至上海仿古,所製傳器嚴謹典雅,工整精緻。一年後顧景洲回家鄉製壺,並繼續使用藝名「武陵逸人」,表露自己瀟灑飄逸的當年個性,朝氣蓬勃的向上精神,也表達自己奮發向上的遠大理想和追求靈秀風格的奮鬥目標。
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