A rare celadon-glazed bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

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A rare celadon-glazed bowl
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Sold for HK$ 875,000 (US$ 112,260) inc. premium
A rare celadon-glazed bowl
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Elegantly and deeply potted with a slightly everted foot rising to a gently flaring rim, the exterior decorated with six ruyi-heads enclosing smaller lappets issuing from a band of flower petals and keyfret scrolls at the rim, covered overall in a translucent soft celadon glaze, the base with a six-character kaishu mark in underglaze-blue.
23.9cm (9 3/8in) diam.

Footnotes

  • 清雍正 豆青釉如意紋碗 青花「大清雍正年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Dulany's Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, 1984
    An American private collection

    Dulany's Gallery,伯明翰,密歇根州,1984年
    美國私人收藏

    Remarkable for their impeccable quality of the glaze, elegant shapes and refined bodies; monochrome porcelains made in the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen during the Yongzheng reign are ranked among the finest examples of Imperial wares throughout the Qing dynasty. The present lot belongs to a specific group of celadon glazed porcelain specially commissioned by the Qing court to cater to the Yongzheng emperor's sophisticated aesthetic taste for monochrome wares. These series of celadon-glazed bowls have varying auspicious designs also including the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixing), the 'Three Abundances' (sanduo) and archaistic dragons.

    This bowl is gracefully decorated with a band of ruyi-head lappets which is further accentuated by smaller lappets around the slightly splayed foot, representing auspicious wishes for long life. The Imperial artisans deliberately chose to leave the main body of the exterior unadorned, highlighting the extraordinary jade-like tone of the celadon glaze.

    Compare a similar celadon glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period, from the Charles B. Hoyt collection, Boston, illustrated in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston exhibition catalogue, The Charles B. Hoyt Collection. Memorial Exhibition, Boston, 1952, p.111, no.440. See also a very similar example of a celadon-glazed bowl, Yongzheng mark and period, formerly in the Hall Family collection (inventory no.392), illustrated in Sotheby's Hong Kong. Twenty Years, Hong Kong, 1993, p.226, no.314, which later sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong on 8 October 2013, lot 3125.

    此碗撇口,深腹,圈足微外撇。通體及足內均施豆青釉,近足處飾凸如意頭紋一周,口沿下飾回紋,足內書青花雙圈「大清雍正年製」雙行楷書款。胎質細膩堅潤,釉面肥腴勻淨,釉色淡雅柔和,近足及口沿處所飾紋飾清晰工整,除此之外碗身不加任何裝飾,相當優美。此器雖大但毫不失雅緻,完美展示出雍正一朝所燒製的青釉器無與倫比。

    單色釉以其釉色及釉質取勝,所以對窯火溫度的掌握必須非常嚴格,呈色才能控制自如,可見燒製難度極高。雍正一朝所製的單色釉可說是最為成功的,無論從其胎質,釉色,造型以及藝術風格等均無可挑剔,水平之高可說是達到了歷史的高峰。此碗完全符合雍正皇帝講究簡約而含蓄的審美眼光,應為雍正皇帝親自授意景德鎮御窯廠燒造,此類的青釉碗也見其他吉祥圖案如八吉祥紋、三多紋、仿古龍紋等。

    類似於本品的傳世例子並不多,目前僅見兩例:一例為Charles B. Hoyt舊藏,曾在1952年2月13至3月30日展出於波士頓美術館,並著錄在其圖錄,《The Charles B. Hoyt Collection. Memorial Exhibition》,波士頓,1952年,頁111,編號440;另見香港蘇富比曾售出一件清雍正豆青釉刻如意紋盌,其尺寸、紋飾等與本品皆同,為霍爾教授家族舊藏(藏品編號392),並著錄於《香港蘇富比二十週年》,香港,1993,頁226,圖314,2013年10月8日,拍品編號3125。
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A rare celadon-glazed bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
A rare celadon-glazed bowl Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
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