Fri, 15th Oct 2021 10:00

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

 
  Lot 3
 

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A RARE CLOISONNÉ AND CHAMPLÉVE ENAMEL BUDDHIST EMBLEM, QIANLONG PERIOD
乾隆時期罕見銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯佛教三寶供器

China, 1736-1795. The emblem in the form of the three jewels (triratna) within a burning flame is supported on a superbly enameled lotus flower borne on a gilt-bronze stem with scrolling leaves rising from a gilt-bronze-ribboned double-gourd vase enameled with lotus sprays and flowerheads, above the tiered base with crashing waves above two rows of distinct lappet bands interrupted by floral sprays.

Provenance: Property from an important European private collection, in the collection prior to 1989.
Published: Dr. Gunhild Gabbert Avitabile, Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland, Chinesische und Japanische Cloisonné- und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900, Germany, 1981, page 136, number 70.
Condition: Excellent condition commensurate with age. Old wear and manufacturing flaws, minor losses, all as expected on this type of ware. Ornaments to double gourd vase lost. Small old fills throughout, mostly to corners, edges and joints (inspected under strong blue light).

Weight: 1,343 g
Dimensions: Height 40 cm

Expert’s note: It is rare to find even just one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems made of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze, let alone of such magnificent size, which would be set in a row on a Buddhist altar. They are a flamboyant testimony to the strength of Tibetan Buddhism in Imperial China. The labor and material lavished on such Buddhist objects demonstrate the continued importance of Buddhist worship during the Qing Dynasty.

Literature comparison: For a closely related set from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see a set of smaller emblems rendered in gilt-bronze and champlevé enamels, illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2001, pl.139. See also a champlevé enamel set of the Eight Buddhist Emblems preserved in the Mountain Resort Museum, Chengde, illustrated in the National Palace Museum Exhibition, Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World, Taipei, 2010, pl.110. Also compare with a single emblem at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, accession number 09.662.

Auction result comparison: Compare a set of closely related Qianlong-era cloisonné Buddhist emblems, one of which shows the same emblem as the present lot, at Christie’s Paris in Art d’Asie on 13 June 2013, lot 186, sold for EUR 385,500, and another of slightly smaller size (34 cm) at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 6 November 2012, lot 42, sold for GBP 97,250.

乾隆時期罕見銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯佛教三寶供器
中國,1736-1795年。火焰光背中呈現佛教三寶,立於精美琺瑯蓮花座上,蓮莖翻捲,插在葫蘆瓶中。葫蘆立於雙層底座上波浪紋中,其下方花卉紋。此供器做工精細,鎏金渾厚,掐絲勻細,給人雍容華貴之感,具有濃厚的宮廷氣息。

來源:重要歐洲私人收藏,1989年前進入收藏
出版:Dr. Gunhild Gabbert Avitabile, Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland, Chinesische und Japanische Cloisonné- und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900(來自東方的藝術,1400-1900年中國和日本銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯藝術品),德國, 1981, 第136年, 圖 70。
品相:與年齡相符的極好狀況,磨損和製造缺陷,輕微的缺損。葫蘆瓶的裝飾品丟失了。在角落和邊緣和接縫(在強藍光下檢查)處可見舊時填充。

重量:1,343 克
尺寸:高 40 厘米

專家注釋:類似這樣的銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯的佛教供器十分難得,更何況如此大的尺寸。 它們是中國藏傳佛教力量的偉大見證,更加顯示了清代佛教崇拜的持續重要性。

文獻比較:一套北京故宮博物院藏銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯供器,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集·金屬胎琺瑯器》,香港,2001年,圖139;另一件承德避暑山莊博物館藏鏨胎琺瑯佛教八寶供器,見臺北故宮博物院展覽《聖地西藏-最接近天空的寶藏展》,2010年,圖110. ;另一件見美國紐約布魯克林美術館,藏品編號 09.662。

拍賣結果比較:比較一系列乾隆朝景泰藍佛教供器,其中有一件和這件拍品一樣,見巴黎佳士得Art d’Asie 2013年6月13日 lot 186, 售價EUR 385,500;一件尺寸稍小 (34 厘米) 見倫敦佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2012年11月 6日 lot 42, 售價GBP 97,250。

Sold for €15,168

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 1736-1795. The emblem in the form of the three jewels (triratna) within a burning flame is supported on a superbly enameled lotus flower borne on a gilt-bronze stem with scrolling leaves rising from a gilt-bronze-ribboned double-gourd vase enameled with lotus sprays and flowerheads, above the tiered base with crashing waves above two rows of distinct lappet bands interrupted by floral sprays.

Provenance: Property from an important European private collection, in the collection prior to 1989.
Published: Dr. Gunhild Gabbert Avitabile, Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland, Chinesische und Japanische Cloisonné- und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900, Germany, 1981, page 136, number 70.
Condition: Excellent condition commensurate with age. Old wear and manufacturing flaws, minor losses, all as expected on this type of ware. Ornaments to double gourd vase lost. Small old fills throughout, mostly to corners, edges and joints (inspected under strong blue light).

Weight: 1,343 g
Dimensions: Height 40 cm

Expert’s note: It is rare to find even just one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems made of cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze, let alone of such magnificent size, which would be set in a row on a Buddhist altar. They are a flamboyant testimony to the strength of Tibetan Buddhism in Imperial China. The labor and material lavished on such Buddhist objects demonstrate the continued importance of Buddhist worship during the Qing Dynasty.

Literature comparison: For a closely related set from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see a set of smaller emblems rendered in gilt-bronze and champlevé enamels, illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2001, pl.139. See also a champlevé enamel set of the Eight Buddhist Emblems preserved in the Mountain Resort Museum, Chengde, illustrated in the National Palace Museum Exhibition, Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World, Taipei, 2010, pl.110. Also compare with a single emblem at the Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA, accession number 09.662.

Auction result comparison: Compare a set of closely related Qianlong-era cloisonné Buddhist emblems, one of which shows the same emblem as the present lot, at Christie’s Paris in Art d’Asie on 13 June 2013, lot 186, sold for EUR 385,500, and another of slightly smaller size (34 cm) at Christie’s London in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 6 November 2012, lot 42, sold for GBP 97,250.

乾隆時期罕見銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯佛教三寶供器
中國,1736-1795年。火焰光背中呈現佛教三寶,立於精美琺瑯蓮花座上,蓮莖翻捲,插在葫蘆瓶中。葫蘆立於雙層底座上波浪紋中,其下方花卉紋。此供器做工精細,鎏金渾厚,掐絲勻細,給人雍容華貴之感,具有濃厚的宮廷氣息。

來源:重要歐洲私人收藏,1989年前進入收藏
出版:Dr. Gunhild Gabbert Avitabile, Die Ware aus dem Teufelsland, Chinesische und Japanische Cloisonné- und Champlevé-Arbeiten von 1400 bis 1900(來自東方的藝術,1400-1900年中國和日本銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯藝術品),德國, 1981, 第136年, 圖 70。
品相:與年齡相符的極好狀況,磨損和製造缺陷,輕微的缺損。葫蘆瓶的裝飾品丟失了。在角落和邊緣和接縫(在強藍光下檢查)處可見舊時填充。

重量:1,343 克
尺寸:高 40 厘米

專家注釋:類似這樣的銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯的佛教供器十分難得,更何況如此大的尺寸。 它們是中國藏傳佛教力量的偉大見證,更加顯示了清代佛教崇拜的持續重要性。

文獻比較:一套北京故宮博物院藏銅胎掐絲琺琅和鏨胎琺瑯供器,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集·金屬胎琺瑯器》,香港,2001年,圖139;另一件承德避暑山莊博物館藏鏨胎琺瑯佛教八寶供器,見臺北故宮博物院展覽《聖地西藏-最接近天空的寶藏展》,2010年,圖110. ;另一件見美國紐約布魯克林美術館,藏品編號 09.662。

拍賣結果比較:比較一系列乾隆朝景泰藍佛教供器,其中有一件和這件拍品一樣,見巴黎佳士得Art d’Asie 2013年6月13日 lot 186, 售價EUR 385,500;一件尺寸稍小 (34 厘米) 見倫敦佳士得Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2012年11月 6日 lot 42, 售價GBP 97,250。

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