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A peachbloom-glazed 'beehive' waterpot, Kangxi mark and period | 清康熙 豇豆紅釉團龍紋太白尊 《大清康熙年製》款

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

A peachbloom-glazed 'beehive' waterpot, Kangxi mark and period | 清康熙 豇豆紅釉團龍紋太白尊 《大清康熙年製》款

A peachbloom-glazed 'beehive' waterpot, Kangxi mark and period | 清康熙 豇豆紅釉團龍紋太白尊 《大清康熙年製》款

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

Lot sold:

126,000

USD

A peachbloom-glazed 'beehive' waterpot

Kangxi mark and period

清康熙 豇豆紅釉團龍紋太白尊

《大清康熙年製》款


finely potted in the classic domed 'taibai zun' form, the slightly tapered sides rising to rounded shoulders and short waisted neck below a lipped mouth rim, the exterior evenly applied overall save for the rim and base with a rose-pink glaze variegated in dark and light tones and mottled with raspberry-tinged flecks, the body incised with three stylized archaistic dragon roundels, the recessed base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue


Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm

There is a semi-circular hairline to the foot rim measuing approx. 4.3cm. Minor scratches to the surface, otherwise in overall good condition.


足部有一半圓形沖線約4.3公分長。釉面有輕微刮痕,整體品相良好。


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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.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE 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,在此敦促您徵詢其他專業修復人員,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每件拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為主觀看法而非事實陳述。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。

Please note the guarantee/bold line for lot 136 should read: A peachbloom-glazed ‘beehive’ waterpot, Kangxi mark and period. 請注意,編號136拍品品名應為「豇豆紅釉團龍紋太白尊《大清康熙年製》款」

Collection of the T.B. Walker Foundation.

Sotheby's New York, 29th November 1988, lot 225.


來源

T.B. Walker 基金會收藏

紐約蘇富比1988年11月29日,編號225

'Peachbloom’ waterpots of this characteristic form are known as taibai zun, after the Tang dynasty (618-907) poet Li Taibai (701-762). A notorious drinker, he is often depicted leaning against a wine jar of this form, as seen in a porcelain sculpture of the same period in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong. Qing Porcelain from the Palace Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1989, pl. 89. While this form is commonly described as a waterpot, its intended use is difficult to identify, as noted by Regina Krahl in ‘Peachbloom’, Chinese Porcelain from the 15th to the 18th Century, Eskenazi, London, 2006, p. 10. It is imagined that vessels of this type were filled with water to allow a painter to dip their brush and then shape it on the neck. However, Chinese painters typically dip their brush directly into the ink, previously prepared by grinding an ink cake with a few drops of water. 


Similar waterpots include one in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in op. cit., pl. 125; another in the Shanghai Museum, published in Wang Qingzheng, ed., Kangxi Porcelain Wares from the Shanghai Museum Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pl. 206; a third from the Sir Percival David Collection and now in the British Museum, London, included in Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Qing Monochrome Wares, London, 1989, no. 580 and on the cover; and a further example from the collections of Edward T. Chow and the British Rail Pension Fund, sold twice in our Hong Kong rooms, 25th November 1980, lot 66, and again 16th May 1989, lot 61.