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Fascinating Rose Pink 魅力玫瑰粉

Straits Chinese Premium Collection Auction II 侨生华人优质藏品拍卖 (线上拍卖系列2)



Fascinating Rose 
Pink - Online Auction

魅力玫瑰粉 - 线上拍卖 


Online Preview:June 19 - 23, 2020

Auction: June 19, 12:00pm(start)- June 23, 9:30pm (end)


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Rose pink, along with auspicious red, is commonly associated with weddings in Straits Chinese culture – when the more exquisite Nyonyaware is brought out for use. Rose pink carries connotation of happiness and longevity, youthfulness and innocence. The invention of the rose pink enamel was one of the great innovations in the history of polychrome, painting in Chinese porcelain.

玫瑰粉色和吉祥红色通常与侨生华人文化中的婚礼相关联-当更精致的娘惹商品被广泛使用时。玫瑰粉色代表着幸福与长寿,青春与纯真。玫瑰粉珐琅的发明是中国瓷器彩绘历史上的重大创新之一。

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Lot 1

STRAITS CHINESE PINK BASE PEONY GLOBULAR TEAPOT 

侨生华人粉红地圆形茶壶

Qing Dynasty Tongzhi Period (1861 – 1875)
Dimension: Height 7cm, body width 8.3cm

Decorated with fine flora sprays on the main bodies. The peonies are well rendered. Highly desirable for teapot connoisseurs. 

牡丹花卉纹饰整体精美, 非常适合娘惹茶壶鉴赏家。底款 同治年制

The base affixed with Tongzhi period mark. Matching lid, body inner slight firing defect
Estimate: RM4,500 – 6,500
Reserve Price: RM3,800
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Lot 2
EXTREMELY RARE STRAITS CHINESE PINK GROUND PEONY FLORIAL KWA CHEE BOX aka SWEET MEAT BOX
精致粉红地侨生华人牡丹花卉有盖圆盒

Hong Xian Period (Jan to Mar 1916). Early Republic

Dimension: Rim width 18.3cm, Height 9cm

A rare pink ground kwa chee box aka sweet meat container decorated with peony sprays with matching dome lid cover. The inside of the kwa chee box is divided into four segmented compartments surrounding the central circular one. These boxes are traditionally used for keeping melon seeds and other sweet offerings. Kwa chee boxes are taken out during special occasions such as weddings, birthdays and Chinese New Year.

 

The based and interior of the cover flange is affixed with a Hong Xian mark, a very rare mark due to the very brief reign of Hong Xian (100 days). The Empire of China was a short-lived attempt by statesman and general Yuan Shikai from late 1915 to early 1916 to reinstate monarchy in China, with himself as the Hong Xian Emperor.

 

An exquisite item for every discerning collector.

罕有和颜色非常均匀的粉红地圆盒,圆顶盖匹配牡丹花卉纹饰。盒子内部被分成围绕中央圆形的四个分段的隔间。这些盒子传统上用于装载瓜子和其他甜品。此精致的盒子只用在婚礼,生日和农历新年等特别场合。

底部和盖子上面的底款盖印为“洪憲年制”。洪憲(1916年1月1日-1916年3月22日)是袁世凱預備成立的中華帝國之年號,取「洪揚憲法」之意,但在不到100日既被逼取消。所以此底款非常少见,绝对是收藏家不可错过的娘惹极品。


No visible material defects, only slight wear, commensurate with its age and utilitarian usage.

Estimate: RM18
,000 25,000

Reserve Price: RM15,000
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Lot 3

EXTREMELY RARE STRAITS CHINESE NYONYA PINK GROUND GARLIC-HEAD-SHAPED VASE

海峡华人娘惹粉紅地鳳凰牡丹蒜頭瓶(极其罕有)

Late Qing Dynasty

Dimension: Height 35cm, body width 25.5cm


An extremely rare Vase form among the repertoire of Straits Chinese porcelain. Most Straits Chinese vases are elongated ovoid shape with four 2 lion dogs on the neck and four dragons on the shoulder. However, the featured vase has globular body and a long, thin neck tapering outwards as such similar to a flange opening.

 

The main body in bright pink enamels and two ogival medallions in reserved bright yellow enamels. Each ogival enclosing a magnificent phoenix standing among peony foliage. The vase’s opening rim exterior and interior border decorated in bright yellow enamels and surrounded with the Buddhist symbols.

 

In Ho Wing Meng’s book, “Straits Chinese Porcelain: A Collector’s Guide”, page 99 he made references to the existence of unusual vase forms.

 

The fine artwork is typical of late Guangxu commissioned pieces. A rare and exquisite museum quality piece.  No material defects and condition commensurate with age.

 

This exquisite piece was authenticated by Chen Run Min (read more), the renown porcelain unit director of the Palace Museum of Beijing during his visit in November 2019.

蒜头瓶是西汉时期的一种瓶式样,直到明清時期發光發亮。有意思的是普遍上接受英式教育的峇峇娘惹或僑生華人家族還會特別訂製非常中國式的娘惹蒜頭瓶,只可說此物為萬中無一的。

 

非常均勻的粉紅地,是属于珍贵的颜料。上等娘惹瓷的特色基本上是以颜色料为底,在中国清代瓷器里这一类的特色都是呈现在官窑瓷器为多,因为较难烧造所以属于上等工艺。很多框框內部黃地滿滿襯托萬鳥之王鳳凰和燦爛牡丹填滿瓶身。再加上佛教八寶飾於瓶頂,這就是最經典也是極度罕有的娘惹瓷。此蒜頭瓶無論工藝或燒造程度都是屬於頂級的,绝对属于博物馆级的娘惹瓷器。

 

著名北京故宮博物院陶瓷組組長陳潤民老師在2019年11月拜访马来西亚时鉴定此蒜头瓶。

Very good. No material defects identified. Commensurate with age. Matching cover


Estimate:RM35,000 - 45,000

Reserve Price: RM25,000
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