Fri, 11th Mar 2022 10:00

DAY 2 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
Lot 364
 

364

A GILT-SPLASHED ‘ETERNAL TREASURES’ BRONZE CENSER, 17TH CENTURY
十七世紀灑金壓經爐

Sold for €20,224

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Lot details

China. The heavily-cast censer, Yajinglu, is raised on three tapering feet and has two loop handles on the sides, and the exterior is splashed with numerous small gold-foil flakes. The base is with a recessed cartouche enclosing a four-character seal mark.

Inscriptions: Seal mark to base, ‘zhenshe yongbao’ (eternal treasures).

Provenance: Clyde Kwok, Montreal, Canada. Karl Alexander Plath (1939-2020), Montreal, acquired from the above and thence by descent in the same family. Plath was born in Germany and moved to Canada at the age of 21, where he established two businesses producing parts for telecommunications and aircraft engines. In 1964, Plath became friends with Clyde Kwok, a professor at Concordia University who later founded Wingho Auto, which designs sports cars to this day. In 2005, Plath acquired Kwok’s collection of Chinese bronzes. According to the Plath family, the present lot was previously part of an old Shanghai family collection.
Condition: Good condition with old wear, some casting irregularities, minor nicks, occasional light scratches, the interior with extensive traces of use. Fine, naturally grown patina.

Weight: 2,190 g
Dimensions: Width 21 cm

Literature comparison: For another gilt-splashed censer with a zhenshe yongbao mark, see Sotheby’s London, 3 November 2021, lot 165.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related gilt-splashed bronze tripod censer, 23.4 cm wide, also dated to the 17th century, at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 17 March 2017, lot 1046, sold for USD 112,500.


十七世紀灑金壓經爐
中國。平口,短頸,腹圓潤,腹上飾板耳,底承三乳丁足。全器造型規整,銅質精純,通體以灑金為飾,疏密分佈,錯落有致,盡顯內斂沉靜之韻。

款識: 珍舍永寶

來源:加拿大蒙特利爾Clyde Kwok收藏;蒙特利爾Karl Alexander Plath (1939-2020) ,購於上述收藏,保存在同一家族至今。Plath出生於德國,21 歲時移居加拿大,在那裡建立了兩家生產電信和飛機發動機零件的公司。1964 年,Plath與Concordia大學Clyde Kwok教授成為朋友,Clyde Kwok後來創立了永和汽車,至今仍設計跑車。 2005 年,Plath收購了Clyde Kwok的中國青銅器收藏。 根據Plath家族的說法,這件拍品以前是來自舊上海一個家族收藏。
品相:狀況良好,舊時磨損,鑄件瑕疵,輕微刻痕和劃痕,內部有大量使用痕跡。自然生長的細膩包漿。

重量:2,190 克
尺寸:寬 21 厘米

文獻比較: 另一件“珍舍永寳“款灑金爐,見倫敦蘇富比2021年11月3日 lot 165。

拍賣結果比較: 比較一件相近的灑金三足爐,款23.4厘米,十七世紀,見紐約佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2017年3月17日 lot 1046, 售價USD 112,500

 

China. The heavily-cast censer, Yajinglu, is raised on three tapering feet and has two loop handles on the sides, and the exterior is splashed with numerous small gold-foil flakes. The base is with a recessed cartouche enclosing a four-character seal mark.

Inscriptions: Seal mark to base, ‘zhenshe yongbao’ (eternal treasures).

Provenance: Clyde Kwok, Montreal, Canada. Karl Alexander Plath (1939-2020), Montreal, acquired from the above and thence by descent in the same family. Plath was born in Germany and moved to Canada at the age of 21, where he established two businesses producing parts for telecommunications and aircraft engines. In 1964, Plath became friends with Clyde Kwok, a professor at Concordia University who later founded Wingho Auto, which designs sports cars to this day. In 2005, Plath acquired Kwok’s collection of Chinese bronzes. According to the Plath family, the present lot was previously part of an old Shanghai family collection.
Condition: Good condition with old wear, some casting irregularities, minor nicks, occasional light scratches, the interior with extensive traces of use. Fine, naturally grown patina.

Weight: 2,190 g
Dimensions: Width 21 cm

Literature comparison: For another gilt-splashed censer with a zhenshe yongbao mark, see Sotheby’s London, 3 November 2021, lot 165.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related gilt-splashed bronze tripod censer, 23.4 cm wide, also dated to the 17th century, at Christie’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 17 March 2017, lot 1046, sold for USD 112,500.


十七世紀灑金壓經爐
中國。平口,短頸,腹圓潤,腹上飾板耳,底承三乳丁足。全器造型規整,銅質精純,通體以灑金為飾,疏密分佈,錯落有致,盡顯內斂沉靜之韻。

款識: 珍舍永寶

來源:加拿大蒙特利爾Clyde Kwok收藏;蒙特利爾Karl Alexander Plath (1939-2020) ,購於上述收藏,保存在同一家族至今。Plath出生於德國,21 歲時移居加拿大,在那裡建立了兩家生產電信和飛機發動機零件的公司。1964 年,Plath與Concordia大學Clyde Kwok教授成為朋友,Clyde Kwok後來創立了永和汽車,至今仍設計跑車。 2005 年,Plath收購了Clyde Kwok的中國青銅器收藏。 根據Plath家族的說法,這件拍品以前是來自舊上海一個家族收藏。
品相:狀況良好,舊時磨損,鑄件瑕疵,輕微刻痕和劃痕,內部有大量使用痕跡。自然生長的細膩包漿。

重量:2,190 克
尺寸:寬 21 厘米

文獻比較: 另一件“珍舍永寳“款灑金爐,見倫敦蘇富比2021年11月3日 lot 165。

拍賣結果比較: 比較一件相近的灑金三足爐,款23.4厘米,十七世紀,見紐約佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2017年3月17日 lot 1046, 售價USD 112,500

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