Fri, 11th Mar 2022 10:00

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

 
Lot 442
 

442

A SPINACH-GREEN JADE ‘SCHOLARS’ BRUSHPOT, BITONG, QIANLONG PERIOD
乾隆時期碧玉文人場景筆筒

Sold for €75,840

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

China, 1736-1795. The massive and heavy vessel is of cylindrical form raised on five ogee-bracket feet, the exterior superbly carved and undercut with scholars and boy attendants engaged in various leisurely pursuits in a mountainous landscape with pine, wutong, palm trees, and a pavilion. The translucent stone of a deep green tone with black speckles and few cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: From a French private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear and possibly small nicks or losses here and there, which may have smoothened over time.

Weight: 2,140 g
Dimensions: Height 15.5 cm, Diameter 13 cm

With an associated silk box and cover. (2)

Impressive for its large size, heavy weight and skillfully carved high relief scene that unravels like a scroll painting with each turn of the vessel, this brush pot is a fine example of the level of expertise achieved in this medium during the Qianlong period. It is carefully composed to depict an animated group of scholars and their assistants engaged in various activities in a lofty landscape. An ethereal and distant world is skillfully captured through the undercutting of the outlines of the rocks and figures, which create dramatic and mysterious contrasts.

The decoration of this piece follows in the tradition of Chinese painting with the surface of the vessel treated as a horizontal scroll. With each turn of the pot a scene in the narrative appears, thus making it an object that can be appreciated from different angles. Brushpots were essential tools for the literati and grew in popularity under the Qianlong emperor, who considered himself a great classical scholar, poet, calligrapher and art connoisseur. Apart from his scholarly interests, Qianlong also saw himself as the religious leader of the empire. The subject matter of the retired scholar was one he particularly favored, revealing his desire to combine his personal and private inspirations with his public image.

Literature comparison: A spinach green jade brushpot carved with a similar motif was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 415, together with one, from the collections of E.L. Paget, Sir J. Buchanan-Jardine, Sir Bernard Eckstein and Sir Jonathan Woolf, cat. no. 413, later included in the exhibition of The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade, Sotheby’s, London, 2013, cat. no. 45. Also compare another similar brushpot in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated op. cit., 1995, pl. 170.

Auction result comparison: Compare a near-identical brushpot, also carved and undercut with a continuous scholarly scene, at Sotheby’s New York, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, on 18 March 2008, lot 16, sold for USD 433,000. Note the remarkable similarity of the pavilion and palm trees found on both the present lot and this example.

乾隆時期碧玉文人場景筆筒
中國,1736-1795年。筆筒呈圓柱體,五足,外壁雕刻文人場景。文士們似在飲酒做對問禪,四周松、梧桐、芭蕉、亭台圍繞。深綠色的半透明玉料,帶有黑色斑點和少量白色絮狀内沁。

來源:法國私人收藏。
品相:狀況極好,只有輕微磨損,小劃痕或缺損,隨著時間的推移已經變得平滑。

重量:2,140 克
尺寸:高15.5 厘米, Diameter 13 厘米

配置絲盒。 (2)

此筆筒體積大、重量重,雕工精湛,宛如一幅卷軸,令人贊嘆不已,這是乾隆時期在玉雕方面傑出水平的典範。筆筒外壁描繪了一群充滿活力的學者和他們的童僕,在山水中游玩。通過對岩石和人物輪廓的雕琢,巧妙地捕捉到一個空靈的世界,形成戲劇性和神秘性的對比。

這件作品的裝飾藉鑒了中國畫的傳統,將器皿的表面處理成水平捲軸。每每轉動一圈,就會改變場景,從而可以從不同角度欣賞它。筆筒是文人墨客的必備工具,在乾隆皇帝的影響下越來越受歡迎,乾隆自稱是一位偉大的古典學者、詩人、書法家和藝術鑑賞家。除了他的學術興趣,乾隆還認為自己是宗教領袖。這類隱者文士的題材尤其爲他所喜歡,體現了他希望將個人靈感與公眾形象結合起來的願望。

文獻比較:一件碧玉筆筒,相似紋樣,可見於Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, 倫敦Victoria and Albert Museum博物館, 1975, 目錄415, 還有分別來自E.L. Paget、J. Buchanan-Jardine爵士、Bernard Eckstein 爵士與Jonathan Woolf爵士收藏,目錄 413, 之後還參展於倫敦蘇富比的The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade的2013年的展覽, 目錄號 45. 還有另一件見北京故宮博物院 1995, 圖170。

拍賣結果比較:一件幾乎一模一樣的文人場景筆筒,見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2008年3月18日 lot 16, 售價USD 433,000。值得注意的是,在這兩件筆筒上都能看到十分相似的亭臺和芭蕉樹。

 

China, 1736-1795. The massive and heavy vessel is of cylindrical form raised on five ogee-bracket feet, the exterior superbly carved and undercut with scholars and boy attendants engaged in various leisurely pursuits in a mountainous landscape with pine, wutong, palm trees, and a pavilion. The translucent stone of a deep green tone with black speckles and few cloudy white inclusions.

Provenance: From a French private collection.
Condition: Excellent condition with only minor wear and possibly small nicks or losses here and there, which may have smoothened over time.

Weight: 2,140 g
Dimensions: Height 15.5 cm, Diameter 13 cm

With an associated silk box and cover. (2)

Impressive for its large size, heavy weight and skillfully carved high relief scene that unravels like a scroll painting with each turn of the vessel, this brush pot is a fine example of the level of expertise achieved in this medium during the Qianlong period. It is carefully composed to depict an animated group of scholars and their assistants engaged in various activities in a lofty landscape. An ethereal and distant world is skillfully captured through the undercutting of the outlines of the rocks and figures, which create dramatic and mysterious contrasts.

The decoration of this piece follows in the tradition of Chinese painting with the surface of the vessel treated as a horizontal scroll. With each turn of the pot a scene in the narrative appears, thus making it an object that can be appreciated from different angles. Brushpots were essential tools for the literati and grew in popularity under the Qianlong emperor, who considered himself a great classical scholar, poet, calligrapher and art connoisseur. Apart from his scholarly interests, Qianlong also saw himself as the religious leader of the empire. The subject matter of the retired scholar was one he particularly favored, revealing his desire to combine his personal and private inspirations with his public image.

Literature comparison: A spinach green jade brushpot carved with a similar motif was included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1975, cat. no. 415, together with one, from the collections of E.L. Paget, Sir J. Buchanan-Jardine, Sir Bernard Eckstein and Sir Jonathan Woolf, cat. no. 413, later included in the exhibition of The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade, Sotheby’s, London, 2013, cat. no. 45. Also compare another similar brushpot in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated op. cit., 1995, pl. 170.

Auction result comparison: Compare a near-identical brushpot, also carved and undercut with a continuous scholarly scene, at Sotheby’s New York, in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, on 18 March 2008, lot 16, sold for USD 433,000. Note the remarkable similarity of the pavilion and palm trees found on both the present lot and this example.

乾隆時期碧玉文人場景筆筒
中國,1736-1795年。筆筒呈圓柱體,五足,外壁雕刻文人場景。文士們似在飲酒做對問禪,四周松、梧桐、芭蕉、亭台圍繞。深綠色的半透明玉料,帶有黑色斑點和少量白色絮狀内沁。

來源:法國私人收藏。
品相:狀況極好,只有輕微磨損,小劃痕或缺損,隨著時間的推移已經變得平滑。

重量:2,140 克
尺寸:高15.5 厘米, Diameter 13 厘米

配置絲盒。 (2)

此筆筒體積大、重量重,雕工精湛,宛如一幅卷軸,令人贊嘆不已,這是乾隆時期在玉雕方面傑出水平的典範。筆筒外壁描繪了一群充滿活力的學者和他們的童僕,在山水中游玩。通過對岩石和人物輪廓的雕琢,巧妙地捕捉到一個空靈的世界,形成戲劇性和神秘性的對比。

這件作品的裝飾藉鑒了中國畫的傳統,將器皿的表面處理成水平捲軸。每每轉動一圈,就會改變場景,從而可以從不同角度欣賞它。筆筒是文人墨客的必備工具,在乾隆皇帝的影響下越來越受歡迎,乾隆自稱是一位偉大的古典學者、詩人、書法家和藝術鑑賞家。除了他的學術興趣,乾隆還認為自己是宗教領袖。這類隱者文士的題材尤其爲他所喜歡,體現了他希望將個人靈感與公眾形象結合起來的願望。

文獻比較:一件碧玉筆筒,相似紋樣,可見於Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages, 倫敦Victoria and Albert Museum博物館, 1975, 目錄415, 還有分別來自E.L. Paget、J. Buchanan-Jardine爵士、Bernard Eckstein 爵士與Jonathan Woolf爵士收藏,目錄 413, 之後還參展於倫敦蘇富比的The Woolf Collection of Chinese Jade的2013年的展覽, 目錄號 45. 還有另一件見北京故宮博物院 1995, 圖170。

拍賣結果比較:一件幾乎一模一樣的文人場景筆筒,見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2008年3月18日 lot 16, 售價USD 433,000。值得注意的是,在這兩件筆筒上都能看到十分相似的亭臺和芭蕉樹。

Zacke Live Online Bidding

Our online bidding platform makes it easier than ever to bid in our auctions! When you bid through our website, you can take advantage of our premium buyer's terms without incurring any additional online bidding surcharges.

To bid live online, you'll need to create an online account. Once your account is created and your identity is verified, you can register to bid in an auction up to 12 hours before the auction begins. 

Create an Account

  

Intended Spend and Bid Limits

When you register to bid in an online auction, you will need to share your intended maximum spending budget for the auction. We will then review your intended spend and set a bid limit for you. Once you have pre-registered for a live online auction, you can see your intended spend and bid limit by going to 'Account Settings' and clicking on 'Live Bidding Registrations'. 

Your bid limit will be the maximum amount you can bid during the auction. Your bid limit is for the hammer price and is not affected by the buyer’s premium and VAT.  For example, if you have a bid limit of €1,000 and place two winning bids for €300 and €200, then you will only be able to bid €500 for the rest of the auction. If you try to place a bid that is higher than €500, you will not be able to do so.

 

Online Absentee and Telephone Bids

You can now leave absentee and telephone bids on our website! 

Absentee Bidding

Once you've created an account and your identity is verified, you can leave your absentee bid directly on the lot page. We will contact you when your bids have been confirmed.

Telephone Bidding

Once you've created an account and your identity is verified, you can leave telephone bids online. We will contact you when your bids have been confirmed.

Telephone Bidding Form

 

Classic Absentee and Telephone Bidding Form

You can still submit absentee and telephone bids by email or fax if you prefer. Simply fill out the Absentee Bidding/Telephone bidding form and return it to us by email at office@zacke.at or by fax at +43 (1) 532 04 52 20.

Classic Absentee/Telephone Bidding Form 

 

How-To Guides

How to Create Your Personal Zacke Account
How to Register to Bid on Zacke Live
How to Leave Absentee Bids Online
How to Leave Telephone Bids Online

 

中文版本的操作指南 

创建新账号
注册Zacke Live在线直播竞拍(免平台费)
缺席投标和电话投标

 

Third-Party Bidding

We partner with best-in-class third-party partners to make it easy for you to bid online in the channel of your choice. Please note that if you bid with one of our third-party online partners, then there will be a live bidding surcharge on top of your final purchase price. You can find all of our fees here. Here's a full list of our third-party partners:

  • 51 Bid Live
  • EpaiLive
  • ArtFoxLive
  • Invaluable
  • LiveAuctioneers
  • the-saleroom
  • lot-tissimo
  • Drouot

Please note that we place different auctions on different platforms. For example, in general, we only place Chinese art auctions on 51 Bid Live.

  

Bidding in Person

You must register to bid in person and will be assigned a paddle at the auction. Please contact us at office@zacke.at or +43 (1) 532 04 52 for the latest local health and safety guidelines.