A fine famille rose oval jardiniére Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Lot 188
A fine famille rose oval jardiniére
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
HK$ 1.4 million - 1.8 million
US$ 180,000 - 230,000
Lot Details
A fine famille rose oval jardiniére
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Potted with deep rounded sides, supported on a spreading foot rising to a flared mouth rim, densely decorated with colourful leafy lotus blossoms interspersed by iron-red flowers, each suspending beaded purple pendants above delicate leafy scrolls and ruyi-heads, all between a narrow band of floral plantain leaf sprays on the foot and a band of bats interspersed by daisies on the flat mouth rim, the base with an Imperial underglaze-blue zhuanshu seal mark. 26.2cm long.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 粉彩花卉紋橢圓形花盆 青花「大清乾隆年製」篆書款

    The Archives of Imperial Workshops and Court Inventories of the Qianlong period recorded that on the twnty-frist day of the twelfth month, the Qianlong Emperor ordered Bai Shixiu and Sa Muha to bring in a selected twenty-four porcelain jardiniéres from Tang Yin to be inspected by the Eunuch Gao Yu. The remaining jardiniéres were delivered to the Head of Household, Wang Jingzhong, in Yuanmingyuan. See similar examples from the Nanjing Museum, illustrated in Treasures in the Royalty: The Official Kiln Porcelain of The Chinese Qing Dynasty, Shanghai, 2003, pp.246-261.

    The current lot is part of a rare group of famille rose white-ground wares from the Qianlong period. See, for example of a Qianlong seal mark and of the period white-ground famille rose mallet-shaped vase from the National Palace Museum, Taipei, seeStunning Decorative Porcelians from the Ch'ien-lung Reign, Taipei, 2008, p.99, pl.25; also another famille rose and gilt white-ground vase, Qianlong seal mark and of the period, from the Huaihaitang Collection, illustrated by P.Lam, Ethereal Elegance: Porcelain Vases of the Imperial Qing: The Huaihaitang Collection, Hong Kong, 2007, no.126, which exhibit the same masterful elegant foliate scrolls, filling the available space without overpowering the overall delicacy of the vase.

    The present lot is finely painted with dense leafy scrolls of a type frequently depicted on famille rose Imperial wares from the Qianlong period. Compare for instance, similar leafy scrolls on a rectangular turquoise-ground famille rose jardinière, Qianlong period, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 27 May 2008, lot 1783. Compare also with a rare famille rose white-ground model of a Buddist stupa, Qianlong, sold at Christie's London, 9 November 2010, lot 330.

    侈口,斜壁,圈足。器表為青白釉,外壁口沿及足邊飾卷草紋和花葉紋,腹部繪粉彩勾蓮寶相花,各層裝飾分別以泛紅和金彩間隔。整器胎質較厚。圈足外底書青花「大清乾隆年製」六字三行篆書款,款識兩側靠近橢圓形焦點處各有一規整的圓孔。

    乾隆時期瓷質花盆品種豐富,鬥彩、粉彩、顏色釉、青花均有,但製作數量較少,唐英督陶期間僅見一例,如乾隆五年《清宮活計檔•記事錄》載:「十二月二十一日,司庫白世秀、七品首領薩木哈將唐英燒造的各種有連磁花盆二十四件,各種無連磁花盆四十二件持進,交太監高玉等呈覧。奉旨:......其餘各種磁花盆俱交圓明園園內總管王進忠......」。南京博物院現藏宮廷舊藏之乾隆粉彩花盆,可作參考,見南京博物院編,《宮廷珍藏中國清代官窯瓷器》,上海,2003年,頁246-261。本器與清宮《活計檔》、《陳設檔》記載,現今大部分收藏於南京博物院及台北故宮博物院之乾隆粉彩錦上添花紋瓷器風格相類。

    傳世品中的乾隆一朝的白地粉彩御用瓷器非常少見,見台北故宮博物院藏一件清乾隆白地粉彩番花紙錘瓶,著錄於《華麗彩瓷:乾隆洋彩》,台北,2008年,頁99,圖版25。另見懷海堂藏一件清乾隆粉彩白地福壽如意瓶,著錄於《機暇清賞:懷海堂藏清代御窯瓷缾》,香港,2007年,圖版126。其纏枝花葉及勾連寶相花均與本器類似。
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