A small celadon-glazed incised dish  Xuande six-character mark and of the period (2)

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Lot 152
A small celadon-glazed incised dish
Xuande six-character mark and of the period

Sold for HK$ 177,500 (US$ 22,828) inc. premium
A small celadon-glazed incised dish
Xuande six-character mark and of the period
The finely-potted shallow sides rising from a tapered wedge-shaped foot to a flared barbed rim, faintly incised to the interior with stylised lingzhi scrolls encircling a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue, applied overall with a thick celadon glaze of sea-green tone, save for the unglazed footring fired to buff-orange, box. 8.5cm (3 3/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • During the early Ming period the Longquan kilns appear to have worked closely with the Imperial kilns at Jingdezhen making wares of similar form and decoration, perhaps under Imperial instruction. The Imperial kiln adopted Longquan celadon and transformed it into a new type of green glaze, dongqing (wintergreen), a more subtle tone of green during the Yongle and Xuande periods. Small dongqing-glazed dishes produced in the Xuande period were treasured during the late Ming period, leading to copies being made; see a small Xuande-marked celadon-glazed dish in the Beijing Palace Museum, dated to Wanli, illustrated in The Complete Collection of the Treasures of the Palace Museum-Monochrome Porcelain, Hong Kong, 1999, p.139, no.126.

    The Qing court highly valued this type of Xuande-marked small celadon-glazed dishes. Neiwufu zaobanchu gezuo chengzuo huoji qingdang (The Construction Archives of the Imperial Archive) recorded: 'On the eleventh date of December in the fortieth year of Qianlong (1775), Officer Side and Wude and Secretary Fuqing reported that Eunuch Hu Shijie handed in a small Xuande dongqing-glazed floral-rim dish and stored it in the storage of Yangxin Hall.' A similar dish to the present lot and in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, is probably the one referred to in the archive, and was included in the Museum's exhibition Green-Longquan Celadon of the Ming Dynasty, Taipei, 2009, no.162. A pair, from the Carl Kempe collection, is illustrated in Chinese Ceramic Treasures: A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including The Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, p.294, pl.379. See also a similar dish in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated by M.H.Lu, Shanghai bowuguan cangpin yanjiu daxi, Shanghai, 2007, p.127, pl.3-48.

    Compare with a similar small celadon-glazed dish, Xuande six-character mark and of the period, which was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 8 October 2019, lot 3613.

    明宣德 仿龍泉青釉葵口小碟

    「大明宣德年製」款

    碟葵花口,外侈,折腰,斜躺腹,圈足細小,露胎,胎骨和釉面交界處出窯紅,碟身厚施青釉,外壁淺刻如意雲頭紋,碟內腹書青花「大明宣德年製」六字青花楷書款。

    明初龍泉窯有迴光返照之態,蓋因重新獲得皇室青睞,惟彼時龍泉窯和景德鎮御窯廠在皇室連接下交流密切,皆以「官樣」為本,器型、工藝多有相同之處,景德鎮亦多有移植龍泉窯釉色及裝飾,惟御窯廠將此類青釉稱為冬青釉,為永宣時期創製,明代後期亦有仿製,如北京故宮藏一見明萬曆青釉小碟,亦托宣德款,見《故宮博物院藏珍品大系:顏色釉》,香港,1999年,圖版126,頁138。

    清宮將此類宣窯青釉小碟視若拱璧,《內務府造辦處各作成做活計清檔》記載:「(乾隆四十年十二月十一日)員外郎四德、庫掌五德筆貼式福慶來說太監胡世傑交宣窯冬青釉菱花式小碟一件養心殿庫貯......」台北故宮博物院藏一件宣德青釉花口小碟和本件頗似,外壁亦刻卷草花紋,內腹書宣德款,見蔡玫芬編,《碧綠-明代龍泉窯青瓷》,台北,2009年,圖版162。卡爾坎普曾收藏一對類似的宣德青釉小碟,亦資參考,見《Chinese Ceramic Treasures: A Selection from Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including The Carl Kempe Collection》,烏爾里瑟,2002年,圖版379,頁294。上海博物館亦藏一件類似小碟,見《上海博物館藏品研究大系—明代官窯瓷器》,上海,2007年,頁127,圖版3-48。還可比較香港蘇富比售出一件宣德款青釉小碟,頗似,2019年10月8日,拍品編號3613。
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