A rare copper-red glazed vase, meiping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)

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Lot 11
A rare copper-red glazed vase, meiping
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period

Sold for HK$ 1,000,000 (US$ 128,124) inc. premium
Property from an English Estate 英國私人遺產
A rare copper-red glazed vase, meiping
Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period
Of baluster form, rising from a slightly flared foot to high rounded shoulders, surmounted by a waisted neck and rounded mouth rim, the rich liver-red glaze applied evenly, stopping neatly at the white-glazed rim and above the foot ring, wood stand.
22.3cm (8 3/4in) high (2).

Footnotes

  • 清雍正 霽紅釉梅瓶 青花「大清雍正年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    An English private collection, and thence by descent

    英國私人舊藏,後由其家族繼承

    The rich even deep jihong glaze on the present vase is a continuation of the underglaze-copper-red glazes produced from the Yuan dynasty and the early Ming dynasty, particularly during the Hongwu and Xuande reigns, offering a challenge for the potters. The underglaze-red glaze, also known as 'sacrificial' red, was revived during the Kangxi period, when the langyao or sang-de-boeuf glazes were created by the Imperial kiln supervisor Lang Tingji (1663-1715) alongside the peachbloom glaze. Copper-red glazes continued into the Yongzheng period, with further innovations such as the flambé glaze. The Yongzheng emperor was personally involved with the production of the Imperial kiln; dissatisfied with the thinness of the sacrificial red glaze on some newly made vessels, he is recorded to have sent on the 14th day of the 8th month of the 7th year (corresponding to 1729) five shards with thick sacrificial red glaze to Nian Xiyao for future reference; see The Tsui Museum of Art: Chinese Ceramics IV, Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, pp.47 and 81 note 11.

    A related red-glazed meiping, Yongzheng mark and period, of slightly larger size, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, pl.24. The use of the copper-red, or 'sacrificial' red glaze, continued into the Qianlong reign; for a related meiping, Qianlong seal mark and period, see The Tsui Museum of Art: Chinese Ceramics IV, Qing Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1995, pl.39.

    Compare a related copper-red glazed meiping, Yongzheng mark and period, which was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong on 6 April 2016, lot 3637; and see two other copper-red glazed meiping, Yongzheng marks and period, from the T.Y.Chao collection, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 June 2011, lots 3613 and 3614.

    唇口,短頸,豐肩,弧腹肩以下漸收,近底處微撇,平底內凹圈足。外壁通體施霽紅釉,釉質沉穩瑩潤,釉色均勻。底施白釉,以青花書雙行楷書款。瓶身造型俊秀,胎質細膩,實為難得。

    霽紅釉為明初創燒之高溫釉,以明代永樂、宣德最為著名,宣德以後,紅釉很少燒製。由於燒造技術要求很高,紅釉燒造在失傳二百年後,到康熙時期再度出現,雍正時期又重達高峰,其釉質和色調較前朝更為潤澤艷麗,燒造質量為後朝歷代所不及,故雍正霽紅釉是以宣德作為標準,在康熙郎窯基礎上,經過雍正親自的督辦和年希堯、唐英的努力下而獲得成功的御窯精品。

    霽紅的燒造和雍正皇帝個人的藝術喜好有直接關係,雍正皇帝為提高紅釉燒造品質,曾多次下旨監督。根據《清宮內務府造辦處活計清檔·記事雜錄》記載:雍正七年八月十七日,「郎中海望持出碎霽紅磁片邊五塊。奉旨:此釉水甚厚,新燒得甚薄,不知是何原故,著伊照此破瓷釉水燒造,欽此。」,參看《徐氏藝術館:中國陶瓷IV,清代》,香港,1995年,頁47及81腳註11。

    北京故宮博物院藏有雍正霽紅釉梅瓶一例,尺寸稍大,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系:顏色釉》,香港,1999年,圖24。霽紅釉至乾隆時期亦有續燒,乾隆一例梅瓶,見《徐氏藝術館:中國陶瓷IV,清代》,香港,1995年,圖39。

    香港蘇富比曾售出雍正一例,2016年4月6日,拍品3637;另見趙從衍舊藏兩件清雍正霽紅釉梅瓶,後由香港佳士得售出,2011年6月1日,拍品3613及3614。
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A rare copper-red glazed vase, meiping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)
A rare copper-red glazed vase, meiping Yongzheng six-character mark and of the period (2)
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