• Lot 100

    POT A EAU EN PORCELAINE A GLACURE 'FOIE DE MULET', TAIBO ZUN

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE KANGXI (1662-1722)

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    POT A EAU EN PORCELAINE A GLACURE 'FOIE DE MULET', TAIBO ZUN
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A SIX CARACTERES ET EPOQUE KANGXI (1662-1722)
    De forme bombée, orné de trois médaillons à décor incisé de dragons stylisés, entièrement recouvert d'une belle glaçure 'foie de mulet' tirant vers le gris dans la partie inférieure, le col étroit, la base plate et réservée portant la marque à six caractères de l'Empereur Kangxi en bleu sous couverte
    Diamètre: 12,5 cm. (4 7/8 in.)


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    The name Taibo zun is derived from a type of wine jar as depicted in paintings; it is often found placed beside the Tang poet, Li Taibo, who was renowned for his love of wine drinking. The shape is also known as jichao zun because its shape resemble basketware chicken coops that are woven with small openings at the top through which the chicks are fed.
    Similar waterpots can be found in many important museum collections, for example, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, published in Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong, Hong Kong 1989, p.142, pl.125; in the Percival David Foundation, London, included in the Illustrated Catalogue of Ming and Qing Monochrome Wares, London 1989, no.580; and another included in the Hong Kong Museum of Art exhibition Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T. Y. Chao Family Foundation, 1976, illustrated in the Catalogue, no.52.
    See also peachbloom waterpots sold in our New York Rooms, one from the collection of Nathan L. Halpern, sold 21 September 2004, lot 259 ; another from the collection of Evelyn Annenberg Hall, sold 29 March 2006, lot 110.

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    Post Lot Text

    A LIVER RED-GLAZED BEEHIVE WATERPOT, TAIBO ZUN
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1662-1722)