A FINE MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEONY SCROLL’ MEIPING AND COVER
A FINE MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEONY SCROLL’ MEIPING AND COVER
A FINE MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEONY SCROLL’ MEIPING AND COVER
1 更多
A FINE MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEONY SCROLL’ MEIPING AND COVER
4 更多
PROPERTY FROM THE TIANMINLOU COLLECTION
A FINE MAGNIFICENT AND EXCEPTIONAL BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEONY SCROLL’ MEIPING AND COVER

YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)

细节
17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) overall height
来源
Sold at Sotheby’s London, 10 December 1985, lot 191
出版
- Chinese Porcelain in the S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 4
- Selected Treasures of Chinese Art: Min Chiu Society Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Hong Kong, 1990, p. 268-269, no. 119
- Blue and White Porcelain from the Tianminlou Collection, Taipei, 1992, p.48-49, no. 7
- Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika [Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics], Tokyo, 1992, p.73, no. 64
- Blue and White Porcelain from the Collection of Tianminlou Foundation, Shanghai, 1996, p. 42-43, no. 8
- The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition, Hong Kong, 2010, p. 256, no. 114
- Treasures of Hong Kong: The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover, Beijing, 2018, p. 140, no. 111
展览
- Hong Kong Museum of Art, Chinese Porcelain in the S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong, 1987, no.4
- Hong Kong Museum of Art, Selected Treasures of Chinese Art: Min Chiu Society Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition, Hong Kong, 30 November 1900 – 10 February 1991, no. 119
- Chang Foundation, Blue and White Porcelain from the Tianminlou Collection, Taipei, 1992, no. 7
- Chugoku meito ten: Chugoku toji 2000-nen no seika [Exhibition of Chinese Pottery: Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics], Japan, 9 April – 23 November 1992, no. 64
- Shanghai Museum, Blue and White Porcelain from the Collection of Tianminlou Foundation, Shanghai, 1996, p. 42-43, no. 8
- Hong Kong Museum of Art, The Grandeur of Chinese Art Treasures: Min Chiu Society Golden Jubilee Exhibition, Hong Kong, 25 September 2010 – 2 January 2011, no. 114
- China Capital Museum, Treasures of Hong Kong: The 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover, Beijing, 30 September -3 December 2017, p. 104, no. 111
更多详情
COLLECTOR’S NOTE:
Tianminlou is renowned for its distinguished Yuan blue and white porcelain collection, notable for its breadth and depth. The collector recalls when in preparation for their first large-scale exhibition to be held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1987, they learned about an important Yuan blue and white meiping with the original cover on offer at an auction in London. They decided they must secure this major piece for the exhibition, and were determined to win it at auction regardless of price. They were indeed the successful bidder, winning the lot at £286,000, a considerable sum at the time. This meiping, which is the current lot, became the cover piece for the 1987 Tianminlou exhibition, featuring prominently in posters and banners lining the exhibition (fig. 1).

荣誉呈献

Sherese Tong (唐晞殷)
Sherese Tong (唐晞殷) AVP, Senior Specialist

查阅状况报告或联络我们查询更多拍品资料

登入
浏览状况报告

拍品专文

Yuan blue and white vases have always been highly treasured by collectors, with vases of the elegant meiping form being especially desired. This exceptional and superb example stands out further due to the retention of its original cover, a feature that is often lost in other examples.

During the Yuan dynasty, the meiping would have served as a wine container. The intricate designs are brilliantly painted in cobalt of vibrant sapphire-blue tones, using expensive cobalt pigments imported from the Persian regions, contributing to the characteristic 'heaping and piling' effect and dark iron spots on the underglaze-blue decorations.

While vases of similar design and shape are known, there are often variations in the decorations, especially within the cloud collar, ranging from ducks in lotus pond, horse against waves, to phoenix motifs. There are only two examples that compare closely to the current lot, also with a cloud collar containing floral scrolls.

Two closely comparable examples (but without original covers) include:
1) The first example from the Ernst Schaefer of Krefeld Collection was sold without a cover at Sotheby’s London, 2 April 1974, lot 188; and was later sold with a matched cover from the Su Lin An Collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 31 October 1995, lot 308; and sold again at Christie’s Hong Kong, 7 July 2003, lot 640 (fig. 2) for HK$8,799,750. 2) The second example, without a cover, is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, illustrated in The World's Great Collections, Oriental Ceramics, vol. 11, Kodansha series, Tokyo, 1980, col. pl. 74 (fig. 3).

更多来自 天民楼珍藏

查看全部
查看全部