1st Mar, 2024 10:00

The No Reserve Dragon Sale

 
  Lot 16
 

16

A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL MALLET VASE, QIANLONG FIVE-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD
乾隆五字款及年代銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋賞瓶

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€2,000
Estimate
€4,000
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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 1736-1795. The cylindrical body rising from a spreading foot to a tall neck with gilt rim, decorated around the exterior with lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls between ruyi bands, the foot encircled with C-scrolls and circles, all reserved on a distinct turquoise ground. The base incised with a five-character mark Qianlong nianzhi zuo and of the period.

Provenance
: British trade.
Condition: Good condition with expected old wear, minor crackling and small fills typical for these wares. Minuscule nicks, some dents with associated small losses, the vase slightly leaning.

Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: Height 14.4 cm

Based on its size and mallet shape, this vase was made to hold incense instruments. These types of small cloisonné vases, censers, and instruments (luping sanshi) which were made for the burning of incense had an additional character below the reign mark and were made for the Qianlong court. Some scholars have suggested that the fifth character under the Qianlong mark could have been a way to number the large group of objects in the correct order, see H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, New York, 1989, pp. 74-79.

Literature comparison:
Compare a similar cloisonné enamel vase with Qianlong five-character mark and of the period, from the Robert H. Clague Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, illustrated in Bèatrice Quette, Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, p. 291, pl. 130.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Near identical
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 September 2014, lot 613
Price: USD 37,500 or approx. EUR 44,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A small cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Qianlong four-character mark inscribed in a line and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the near identical bottle or mallet form, motif, five-character mark, and size (14.5 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams London, 11 May 2017, lot 180
Price: GBP 22,500 or approx. EUR 32,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Qianlong five-character mark and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the closely related mallet or bottle form, motif, and five-character mark. Note the slightly larger size (17 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams London, 17 May 2012, lot 139
Price: GBP 20,000 or approx. EUR 32,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze long-necked cylindrical vase, incised Qianlong five-character mark and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form, motif, and five-character mark.



乾隆五字款及年代銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋賞瓶
中國,1736-1795年。長頸,直腹,底足微束,足微外撇。外壁掐絲琺瑯描繪纏枝蓮紋,瓶口下裝飾一圈如意紋。底足内刻“乾隆年製”與“左”字款。

來源:英國古玩交易。
品相:品相良好,有磨損、輕微裂紋和小填充物。微小的刻痕,一些凹痕、缺損,賞瓶略微傾斜。

重量:226 克
尺寸:高 14.4 厘米

根據它的大小和形狀,這個瓶子應是用來盛放香薰器具的。這些供燒香用的小景泰藍瓶、香爐和器具在年號下方加了一個字,是為乾隆宮廷製作的。 一些學者認為,乾隆標記下的第五個字符可能是一種以正確順序對大群物品進行編號的方式,見 H. Brinker和A. Lutz,《Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection》,紐約,1989年,頁74-79。

文獻比較:
比較一件相似的銅胎掐絲琺瑯乾隆五字款和年代賞瓶,來自Robert H. Clague 收藏,收藏於Phoenix Art Museum,見Bèatrice Quette,《Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan,Ming and Qing Dynasties》,紐約,2011年,頁291,圖130。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:幾乎相同
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2014年9月18日,lot 613
價格:USD 37,500(相當於今日EUR 44,500
描述:清乾隆掐絲琺瑯如意蓮紋小瓶《乾隆年製》及《扶》千字文楷書刻款
專家評論:比較幾乎相同的瓶形、主題、五字款和尺寸(14.5 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦邦瀚斯,2017年5月11日,lot 180
價格:GBP 22,500(相當於今日EUR 32,500
描述:清乾隆銅胎掐絲琺瑯番蓮紋棒槌小瓶,「乾隆年製」、「勉」楷書刻款
專家評論:比較非常相近的瓶形、主題、五字款。請注意尺寸(17 厘米)稍大。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦邦瀚斯,2012年5月17日,lot 139
價格:GBP 20,000(相當於今日EUR 32,500
描述:清乾隆掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋直頸瓶 「乾隆年製濟」 楷書刻款
專家評論:比較非常相近的外形、主題、五字款。

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Please note this Lot is to be sold at No Reserve. 本拍品不設底價

China, 1736-1795. The cylindrical body rising from a spreading foot to a tall neck with gilt rim, decorated around the exterior with lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy scrolls between ruyi bands, the foot encircled with C-scrolls and circles, all reserved on a distinct turquoise ground. The base incised with a five-character mark Qianlong nianzhi zuo and of the period.

Provenance
: British trade.
Condition: Good condition with expected old wear, minor crackling and small fills typical for these wares. Minuscule nicks, some dents with associated small losses, the vase slightly leaning.

Weight: 226 g
Dimensions: Height 14.4 cm

Based on its size and mallet shape, this vase was made to hold incense instruments. These types of small cloisonné vases, censers, and instruments (luping sanshi) which were made for the burning of incense had an additional character below the reign mark and were made for the Qianlong court. Some scholars have suggested that the fifth character under the Qianlong mark could have been a way to number the large group of objects in the correct order, see H. Brinker and A. Lutz, Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection, New York, 1989, pp. 74-79.

Literature comparison:
Compare a similar cloisonné enamel vase with Qianlong five-character mark and of the period, from the Robert H. Clague Collection, Phoenix Art Museum, illustrated in Bèatrice Quette, Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, p. 291, pl. 130.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Near identical
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 September 2014, lot 613
Price: USD 37,500 or approx. EUR 44,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A small cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Qianlong four-character mark inscribed in a line and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the near identical bottle or mallet form, motif, five-character mark, and size (14.5 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams London, 11 May 2017, lot 180
Price: GBP 22,500 or approx. EUR 32,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonné enamel bottle vase, Qianlong five-character mark and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the closely related mallet or bottle form, motif, and five-character mark. Note the slightly larger size (17 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams London, 17 May 2012, lot 139
Price: GBP 20,000 or approx. EUR 32,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze long-necked cylindrical vase, incised Qianlong five-character mark and of the period
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form, motif, and five-character mark.



乾隆五字款及年代銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋賞瓶
中國,1736-1795年。長頸,直腹,底足微束,足微外撇。外壁掐絲琺瑯描繪纏枝蓮紋,瓶口下裝飾一圈如意紋。底足内刻“乾隆年製”與“左”字款。

來源:英國古玩交易。
品相:品相良好,有磨損、輕微裂紋和小填充物。微小的刻痕,一些凹痕、缺損,賞瓶略微傾斜。

重量:226 克
尺寸:高 14.4 厘米

根據它的大小和形狀,這個瓶子應是用來盛放香薰器具的。這些供燒香用的小景泰藍瓶、香爐和器具在年號下方加了一個字,是為乾隆宮廷製作的。 一些學者認為,乾隆標記下的第五個字符可能是一種以正確順序對大群物品進行編號的方式,見 H. Brinker和A. Lutz,《Chinese Cloisonné: The Pierre Uldry Collection》,紐約,1989年,頁74-79。

文獻比較:
比較一件相似的銅胎掐絲琺瑯乾隆五字款和年代賞瓶,來自Robert H. Clague 收藏,收藏於Phoenix Art Museum,見Bèatrice Quette,《Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan,Ming and Qing Dynasties》,紐約,2011年,頁291,圖130。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:幾乎相同
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2014年9月18日,lot 613
價格:USD 37,500(相當於今日EUR 44,500
描述:清乾隆掐絲琺瑯如意蓮紋小瓶《乾隆年製》及《扶》千字文楷書刻款
專家評論:比較幾乎相同的瓶形、主題、五字款和尺寸(14.5 厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦邦瀚斯,2017年5月11日,lot 180
價格:GBP 22,500(相當於今日EUR 32,500
描述:清乾隆銅胎掐絲琺瑯番蓮紋棒槌小瓶,「乾隆年製」、「勉」楷書刻款
專家評論:比較非常相近的瓶形、主題、五字款。請注意尺寸(17 厘米)稍大。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:倫敦邦瀚斯,2012年5月17日,lot 139
價格:GBP 20,000(相當於今日EUR 32,500
描述:清乾隆掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮紋直頸瓶 「乾隆年製濟」 楷書刻款
專家評論:比較非常相近的外形、主題、五字款。

#worksofart

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