A pair of large famille rose 'hundred butterflies' jardinières Tongzhi (2)

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Lot 158
A pair of large famille rose 'hundred butterflies' jardinières
Tongzhi

HK$ 300,000 - 500,000
US$ 38,000 - 64,000
A pair of large famille rose 'hundred butterflies' jardinières
Tongzhi
Each of lobed form, with deep sides raised on six ruyi-head bracket feet decorated with yellow enamel, the everted lipped rim enamelled in lime-green with a continuous lotus scroll, the body brightly enamelled with numerous butterflies in flight, the base pieced with two apertures. 52cm (20 1/2in) wide (2).

Footnotes

  • 清同治 粉彩百蝶紋棱口大花盆一對

    The 'hundred butterflies' design is closely associated with a unique group of yellow-ground wares produced as a special commission for the Imperial Court during the reign of the Tongzhi emperor. A drawing from the Qing Court Collection shows a similarly-painted bowl, with notes listing the forms and quantities to be produced in this design; see Guanyang Yuci: Gugong bowuyuan cang Qingdai zhici guanyang yu yuyao ciqi, Beijing, 2007, p.120, no.22. See also a smaller rectangular jardinière with a similar design but with a yellow ground, Tongzhi, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in ibid., Beijing, 2007, p.91, no.14.

    Compare with a related jardinière of similar form and decoration, but with a yellow ground, Tongzhi, which was sold at Bonhams London, 11 November 2010, lot 336.

    花盆成對,體量碩大,花口、折沿,下承六如意式足,足牆施黃釉,通體所施白釉。外壁滿繪各式彩蝶翩翩飛舞,俯仰生姿,色彩繽紛,呼之欲出,盆底施白釉,挖兩濾水小孔。盆胎體厚重,器形規整,為清代晚期官窯庭苑養植陳設佳作。

    「百蝶」紋樣在清末官樣御瓷上較多出現。包括御窯廠為同治皇帝大婚而燒造的器皿,大部分均以黃釉為地色,其圖案先由內府根據皇帝旨意繪成紋樣,再發往御窯廠依樣燒造,參看故宮博物院藏一黃地百蝶海碗圖樣,以及一件清同治黃地粉彩百蝶八喜字方盆,均採用「百蝶」紋飾裝飾,著錄於《官樣御瓷:故宮博物院藏清代製瓷官樣與御窯瓷器》,北京,2007年,圖22及圖14,頁120及91。

    倫敦邦瀚斯曾售出一件清同治黃地粉彩百蝶紋菱口花盆,2012年11月11日,拍品編號336。
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A pair of large famille rose 'hundred butterflies' jardinières Tongzhi (2)
A pair of large famille rose 'hundred butterflies' jardinières Tongzhi (2)
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