1841
1841

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE PAIR OF IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED CINNABAR LACQUER TEABOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,420,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
1841

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A RARE PAIR OF IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED CINNABAR LACQUER TEABOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
Estimate
800,0001,200,000
LOT SOLD. 2,420,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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A RARE PAIR OF IMPERIALLY INSCRIBED CINNABAR LACQUER TEABOWLS
SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD OF QIANLONG
each of deep form, the sides carved with an Imperial poem followed by the seals Qian and Long through to a yellow square-diaper ground, between borders of ruyi motifs against matching diaper grounds around the base and at the flared rim, the upright footrim encircling the countersunk base, the base carved with a six-character reign mark
11.3 cm., 4 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1st May 2001, lot 678.

Catalogue Note

For a closely related pair of bowls also carved with the Qianlong emperor's poem Sanqing cha ('Three Purity Tea'), see a pair in the Tianjin Municipal Art Museum, Tianjin, illustrated in Zhongguo qiqi quanji, vol. 6, Fuzhou, 1993, pl. 211; another pair in the Avery Brundage collection, published in Clarence F. Shangraw, 'Chinese Lacquers in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco', Orientations, April 1986, pl. 41; and a bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated in Sir Harry M, Garner, Chinese Lacquer, London, 1979, pl. 93. Further examples include a bowl sold in these rooms, 9th October 2007, lot 1644; and another pair also sold in these rooms, 1st May 2001, lot 678.

Bowls inscribed with the Sanqing cha are also well-known in porcelain, decorated in cobalt or iron-red; see a blue and white version sold in these rooms, 27th April 2003, lot 30, along with an iron-red example, lot 31. For a full translation and explanation of the poem, see the catalogue note for a jade bowl of the same design sold in these rooms, 2nd May 2005, lot 526.

FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART

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Hong Kong