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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 609

    A PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED BOWLS

    JINGWEI TANG ZHI MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES, 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF CELADON-GLAZED BOWLS
    JINGWEI TANG ZHI MARKS IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN DOUBLE SQUARES, 19TH CENTURY
    Each bowl is covered in an even silky celadon glaze, with the rims highlighted in brown.
    5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam.


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    The hall mark, Jingwei tang zhi, which can be translated as 'Made for the Hall of Reverent Awe', is found on blue-glazed as well as celadon-glazed vessels with brown-dressed rims, of various shapes and sizes.

    See Ming Wilson, Rare Marks on Chinese Porcelain, London, 1998, p. 114, where the author references a celadon-glazed bowl with this mark, noting that Jingwei Tang was the studio name of Li Hu, alias Duanren, style name Zhucun, a native of Cixi, but that it has also "been suggested that porcelains bearing the Jingwei Tang mark once belonged to the Manchu high official Agedunbu." Pieces bearing this mark appear to have been made during the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods, as well as the Jiaqing and Daoguang periods, perhaps indicating that the hall was "in use for several generations."

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    Provenance

    One bowl with John Sparks Ltd, 128, Mount Street label to base.
    From the collection of an English gentleman of title. Acquired prior to the 1950s and then by descent within the family.


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