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A SUPERB AND RARE CIZHOU RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 磁州窰鷓鴣斑斗笠盞

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 HKD

PROPERTY FROM THE AOYAMA STUDIO COLLECTION 青山居珍藏

A SUPERB AND RARE CIZHOU RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 磁州窰鷓鴣斑斗笠盞

A SUPERB AND RARE CIZHOU RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 磁州窰鷓鴣斑斗笠盞

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 HKD

Lot sold:

1,512,000

HKD

Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection

A SUPERB AND RARE CIZHOU RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL

NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

青山居珍藏

北宋 磁州窰鷓鴣斑斗笠盞


potted with a deep and subtly rounded body rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the interior covered with a glossy black glaze liberally and densely splashed with short russet 'partridge feather' mottles, the exterior covered in a persimmon glaze stopping neatly above the footring to reveal the pale buff stoneware body

13 cm, 5 ⅛ in.

The bowl is in good condition with just a very faint hairline crack to the rim measuring approx. 4 cm.


整體品相良好,惟見口沿一處非常淺細約4公分沖線。


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您向其他專業修復人員索取諮詢,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每款拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為專業主觀看法而非事實陳述。準買家應參考有關該拍賣的重要通知(見圖錄)。


雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

Collection of Mr and Mrs Yeung Wing Tak, Hong Kong.

Eskenazi Ltd, London.

David Newton, Johannesburg.

Bonhams Hong Kong, 28th November 2011, lot 494.

Eskenazi Ltd, London, no. C4582.


楊永德伉儷收藏,香港

埃斯卡納齊,倫敦

David Newton,約翰尼斯堡

香港邦瀚斯2011年11月28日,編號494

埃斯卡納齊,倫敦,編號C4582

Yang Yongde kangli zhencang heiyou ci/ Black Porcelain from the Mr & Mrs Yeung Wing Tak Collection, Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou, 1997, cat. no. 106.

Ancient Chinese Black Wares from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Yeung Wing Tak, Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1999.

Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (Part 5), Eskenazi Ltd, London, 2018, cat. no. 13.


《楊永德伉儷珍藏黑釉瓷》,西漢南越王博物館,廣州,1997年,編號106

《楊永德伉儷珍藏中國古代黑釉瓷》,香港中文大學文物館,香港,1999年

《Song: Chinese Ceramics, 10th to 13th Century (Part 5)》,埃斯卡納齊,倫敦,2018年,編號13

This bowl is remarkable for its captivating pattern of irregular russet splashes on the interior, which creates a striking contrast to the lustrous dark brown glaze. Known as zhegu ban, or ‘partridge feathers’, this pattern evolved from the experimental nature of Song dynasty kilns as they competed in producing wares for the thriving tea market. Bowls covered in a lustrous dark-brown glaze heightened the aesthetic experience of drinking tea, which at the time was energetically whisked to produce a rich white froth. The present bowl is a particularly fine example of its type, as it features small and evenly applied flecks, suggesting it was made in the Northern Song period. Stonewares coated in rich dark glazes began to be produced in large numbers in the Tang period (618-907), with the finest examples made at kilns near the Yellow River. The monochromatic glazes soon led the way to painted or splashed designs, which were achieved by either splashing or applying with a brush an iron-oxide slip over the glaze. In the kiln, the gravity would pull the slip downwards creating irregular splashes or streaks. Not only were these wares particularly suitable for drinking whisked tea, the serendipitous nature of their glaze must have captivated the imagination of Song literati.


The mesmerising ‘partridge-feather’ glaze was produced at many kilns in both northern and southern China, attesting to its popularity. Most examples were made at kilns that produced Cizhou wares, such as the Guantai kilns in Hebei province, the Qinlongsi and Dangyangyu kilns in Henan province. Bowls of similar form, recovered at Guantai, Ci county, are illustrated in The Cizhou Kiln Site at Guantai, Beijing, 1997, col. pl. 29, figs 1 and 3, pl. 65, fig. 1; and a larger bowl from Dangyangyu, the glaze similarly covering also the interior of the foot, is published in Series of China’s Ancient Porcelain Kiln Sites. Dangyangyu Kiln of China, Beijing, 2011, pl. 56.


Two bowls of similar proportions, from the Sheinman collection, now in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, were included in the exhibition Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazes Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, cat. no. 38a and b; a bowl formerly in the collection of Lord Cunliffe, was included in Principal Wares of the Song Period from a Private Collection, Eskenazi, London, 2015, cat. no. 23; and a further similar bowl from the collection of Frederick M. Mayer, was sold at Christie's London, 24th June 1974, lot 55.


本品「鷓鴣斑」紋,揮灑褐斑於黑地之上,自然灑脫,兩相襯映,耀眼奔放。宋時,茶道興盛,製瓷工藝隨之發展蓬勃,百窰爭鳴,順應而生豐富多樣的釉色變化,鷓鴣斑紋即為其一。茶盌深褐釉色,可襯托茶沫細白,極富審美趣味,本品乃此類佼佼者,斑紋細緻勻麗,應屬北宋之作。 唐代始燒深色釉瓷,以黃河沿岸區域窰口最佳。單色釉瓷漸演變出各樣裝飾風格,運用含鐵量高化妝土,以繪畫、潑灑等技法上色;入窰後,釉面裝飾隨著溫度交融,或因地心引力下流,或細長如羽、或大小交錯,自然形成趣味各異之紋飾。此類茶盌,不僅適合用於茶席,釉彩千變萬化之面貌,引人入勝,亦深受宋代文人喜愛。


鷓鴣斑釉之燒製,南北皆有,多數製於河北磁州窰系窰址,如觀台窰,與河南當陽峪窰等。磁縣觀台窰曾出土類同造形茶盌,錄於《觀台磁州窰址》,北京,1997,彩圖29,圖1、3,圖版65,圖1;比較一件當陽峪盌,內外均施鷓鴣斑,尺寸較大,刊於《中國古瓷窰大系.中國當陽峪窰》,北京,2011年,圖版56。


Sheinman 珍藏兩件比例相近茶盌,現藏哈佛藝術博物館,載於《Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazes Ceramics, 400-1400》,哈佛藝術博物館,劍橋,編號38a、38b。Cunliffe 勛爵雅蓄一例,錄於《Principal Wares of the Song Period from a Private Collection》,埃斯卡納齊,倫敦,2015年,編號23。Frederick M. Mayer 舊藏一件相近作例,1974年6月24日售於倫敦佳士得,編號55。