California Asian Art Auction California Asian Art Auction
 December 10, 2022 3:00PM PDT  December 10, 2022 3:00PM PDT

 Lot # 9023 
A LARGE CHINESE WUCAI 'FIGURES' JAR    清順治 青花五彩'蟾宮折桂'故事圖罐

  • Dimension: Height: 14 in (35.6 cm)
  • Estimate From: $5000
  • Estimate To: $8000

Of baluster form, rising from a flared base to a broad shouldered body, painted in bright enamels with story scenes with various immortal figures in pavilions and above clouds, depicting the story of Chang'e with her attendants greeted by celestial figures. Early Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi period.

本品胎體厚重,圓唇直口,直頸,豐肩,鼓腹,平底無釉。胎質細密,堅硬,釉面肥潤而略顯青色。通體以青花五彩裝飾,人物繪畫細膩,神態各異;人物勾线、設色,以及山石樹木的佈局和勾畫皴染等,具有典型的清代早期的風格,為清早期的民窯精品。登科中舉為折桂,自唐以來用之,後以月中有桂謂之月桂,而月中又有蟾,故或改月為蟾,以登科為登蟾宮。本品畫中嫦娥持紅桂於桂樹之下,身後天女分捧玉兔、紅官帽盒;月宮光輪外騰雲高中之士紛至沓來,競相折桂,寓意吉祥,頗爲難得。 來源: 洛杉磯荷蘭裔藏家舊藏,1970年前購於荷蘭阿姆斯特丹
Provenance: From a private Dutch-American collection, Los Angeles, originally acquired in Amsterdam, Netherlands prior to 1970s.