An Yixing stoneware 'stone-spoon' teapot and cover Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou

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Lot 120
An Yixing stoneware 'stone-spoon' teapot and cover
Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou

Sold for HK$ 10,360,000 (US$ 1,336,522) inc. premium
An Yixing stoneware 'stone-spoon' teapot and cover
Modern, signed Gu Jingzhou
Of classical compressed inverted conical shape raised on three pointed feet, the sloping shoulders flanked by a short spout and a 'C'-shaped handle at the opposing ends, the gently-domed cover set with semi-circular looped knop, the base impressed with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark, another two-character zhuanshu rectangular seal mark of the potter towards the underside of the cover, the stoneware of a dark brown colour with purplish hue.
18cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • Illustrated:
    Gu Jingzhou, Yixing zisha zhenshang, Hong Kong, 1992, p.193, no.196
    Li Youren, Ji Ye, Yi tao zhi lu, Taipei, 1995, p.263

    The form known as 'shipiao' or 'stone-spoon' first appeared in the nineteenth century on Yixing teapots made by Yang Pengnian, and usually were collaborative efforts made with reputable scholars such as Chen Mansheng and Qu Yingshao. Although such particular forms were followed by many potters from the early twentieth century onwards, it was Gu Jingzhou who dedicated himself to improving them to a new developed shape which provided more aesthetic and functional benefit. Compare other two Yixing teapots of earlier period within this collection for examples of the traditional 'shipiao' form, lot 103 and lot 115. Compare two more 'shipiao' teapots jointly made by Gu Jingzhou and Wu Hufan (1894-1968), illustrated by Gu Jingzhou, Yixing zisha zhenshang, Hong Kong, 1992, p.192, no.194; and another, formerly in the Jiansongge collection, illustrated by Xu Xiutang, Shan Gu, Zisha tai dou Gu Jingzhou, Shanghai, 2004, p.51, sold at Poly Beijing, 4 June 2013, lot 7522.

    現代 顧景舟景舟製陶款紫泥矮石瓢壺

    出版:
    顧景舟編,《宜興紫砂珍賞》,香港,1992年,頁193,編號196
    李祐任、季野,《宜陶之旅》,台北,1995年,頁263

    蓋底:「景舟」篆文方印
    壺底:「景舟製陶」篆文方印

    壺矮身,溜肩,垂腹,二彎流渾圓短小,圓形正耳把,壺把穩健周正,壺身作石瓢行,壺底承三乳釘足。壺身素面,壺蓋下鈐「景舟」篆文方印,壺底鈐「景舟製陶」篆文方印。石瓢壺為紫砂傳統造型,清代有之,但此壺集各家之大成,在傳統石瓢壺造型上進行改良,一改清初堆砌浮華之氣,追求點、線、面三者之間之協調與平衡,足顯其簡樸大方、剛柔相濟之氣度。

    此壺為顧景舟編《宜興紫砂珍賞》及李祐任、季野編《宜陶之旅》中之原件。《宜興紫砂珍賞》一書為顧景舟本人親自於七〇年代之後,集畢生幾十年創作實踐經驗總結歸納所著而成,此壺實為顧景舟本人所製之難得佳作。

    石瓢壺最早由清代製壺家楊彭年製,並分別與陳曼生、瞿應紹等文人合作,詩書畫印於一壺,格調高雅,時稱三絕壺,JIMMY SHA伉儷亦收藏有兩把清代石瓢壺,可見第103號及105號拍品。近現代宜興大師亦多仿製石瓢壺,相傳顧景景舟曾於1948年同時製得五把石瓢,贈於吳湖帆,江寒汀、唐雲等滬上畫壇名宿,但如今其石瓢傳世品為數並不多,其中兩把曾被著錄,見顧景舟編,《宜興紫砂珍賞》,香港,1992年,頁192,編號194,另一把為翦松閣舊藏,見徐秀堂、山谷著,《紫砂泰斗顧景舟》,上海,2004年,頁51。此壺與傳統石瓢壺相比可見諸多精心改良之處,首先,改變了傳統石瓢壺硬朗的三角形壺體,將底部及腹部作弧面,以較為飽滿的圓錐體作壺身,更顯剛柔之氣。其次,將傳統的三角形壺把弱化,轉向圓形,與壺流相呼應,並在把握時更加舒適。整壺既有傳統石瓢壺之剛勁歷練之底蘊,又具大氣諧和之美,可謂集智欲其剛,行欲其方,剛柔兼施,允克用藏之精髓於一身的大家精品。
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