拍品 329
  • 329

清康熙 五彩浮雕四仙圖洗口尊

估價
80,000 - 120,000 USD
已售出
262,500 USD
招標截止

描述

  • Porcelain
  • Height 15 1/8  in., 38.3 cm

來源

倫敦佳士得1983年11月10日,編號770
D & M Freedman,倫敦,2000年

展覽

《抱古融今:潔蕊堂藏康熙瓷器展》,蘇富比,紐約,2014年,編號24

出版

Jeffrey P. Stamen、Cynthia Volk 及倪亦斌,《文采卓然:潔蕊堂藏康熙盛世瓷》,布呂赫,2017年,圖版80

拍品資料及來源

This resplendent vase celebrates the beneficent Daoist mythology dedicated to prosperity. Every aspect of the vessel, the opulent curving form, the meticulous relief work, the fastidiously-applied jewel-like enameling, the composition and iconography combine to create a rousing invocation for good luck, success and wealth. The precise identity of the figures remains elusive but the depiction of four similar figures bearing the attributes associated with Liu Hai and the HeHe Erxian is known. A pair of famille-verte rouleau vases with similar subject matter was sold in our London rooms, 6th November 2013, lot 415, and another in these rooms, 12th October 1984, lot 314.

The present vase, produced late in the Kangxi period, is distinguished by the superlative quality of its molded and carved decoration. The shallow figural forms were applied and then deftly finished with precise incisions defining strands of hair, arched eyebrows, crisp drapery and even finger joints.The use of black outlines and varying tones of iron red serve to define musculature and rhythmic folds of billowing robes while pale washes of iron-red and green give life to smiling cheeks and soft earth respectively. The literal sculptural quality of the main composition is retained in the bold rendering of the rustic figures above with energetic, confident lines complimenting the meaning and method of immortals below. 

Relief decorated vases of this quality are extraordinarily rare and it appears there are no identical examples published. A famille-verte vase of slender ovoid form decorated with figures in high relief was sold in our London rooms, 13th December lot 526 and again at Christie's London, 2nd November 1987, lot 163. Another vase of this type decorated with molded figures in high relief from the Salting Collection is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and illustrated in Edgar Gorer and J.F. Blacker, Chinese Porcelain and Hardstones, vol. I, London, 1911, pl. 126. A rouleau vase with figures again in high relief is illustrated in R. L. Hobson, The Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain, London, 1931, pl. IX. A cylindrical famille-verte vase with finely molded appliques of the 'Hundred Antiques' from the Qing Court Collection is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 143.

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