A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels Guangxu period and later (4)
Lot 125
A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels
Guangxu period and later
Sold for £6,562 (US$ 8,771) inc. premium

Asian Art

6 Nov 2017, 10:30 GMT

London, Knightsbridge

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman including a Collection of Yixing Tea Wares (Lots 87-154)
A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels Guangxu period and later (4) A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels Guangxu period and later (4) A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels Guangxu period and later (4) A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels Guangxu period and later (4)
A group of three Yixing brown clay trunk-form vessels
Guangxu period and later
The first, modelled as a large, gnarled trunk, standing on three small feet, the base with a sixteen character mark, the body with a small, oval, impressed seal mark reading [X? Chen]; the second, smaller, also naturalistically modelled as a gnarled tree section, incised 'gu mu', and with a four-character seal mark to the base reading [Chao Chengzhan X?]; the third, a box and cover also modelled as tree trunk, incised 'Pin X?', the base with an impressed six-character seal mark.
The tallest: 23.5cm (9 1/8in) high. (4).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the vase incised 'gu mu', acquired from Jonathan Robinson on 5 January 1989 (collector's notes).

    A trunk-form vase bearing identical sixteen-character mark to that in the present lot was sold by Sotheby's New York, 17 September 2016, lot 1029, where attributed to Yixing artist Yang Mengchen (c. 1914-1928).
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