Lot 263: A rare Chinese 'Trompe L'oeil' Puddingstone scholar
November 15, 2016
Newbury, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A rare Chinese 'Trompe L'oeil' Puddingstone scholar's barrel-shaped desk weight , Qianlong six character mark and possibly of the period, finely painted in warm tones of orange, iron-red and brown to simulate the grains and small pebbles of puddingstone, the top and base with two bands of raised gilt projections, Qianlong seal mark in underglaze blue, 12cm high For related examples of simulated puddingstone vessels, see a box and cover in the Palace Museum, Feng Xianming and Geng Baochang, eds., Selected Porcelains of the Flourishing Qing Dynasty, Beijing, 1994, p.338; J. Ayers, The Baur Collection Geneva: Chinese Ceramics - Painted and Polychrome Porcelains of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Geneva, 1974, Catalogue no.A649 (a square stand) and B.S. McElney, The Museum of East Asian Art Inaugural Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics, Bath, 1993, pl.220 (a square jardinière). Provenance: Purchased on the French art market approximately 15 years ago, by repute. -1??? ?????? ?? ????:????????