Lot 49 A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Ode to the Red Cliffs' carving of figures in a sampan

估   价 HKD 140,000-160,000 (折合人民币:120,890-138,160)
拍卖公司:邦瀚斯香港
拍卖时间:2017-11-28

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分类: 瓷玉杂项--竹木牙角
创作年代:十七/十八世纪
尺寸: 长13cm;约0.00平尺
A very rare rhinoceros horn 'Ode to the Red Cliffs' carving of figures in a sampan
17th/18th century
The long boat deftly carved in openwork with a leisurely scene depicting the poet Su Dongpo and his two guests seated in the cabin gazing into the far distance, surrounded by a table scattered with cups, chopsticks, and tiny rice steamers, the other end of the boat carved with a young servant boiling tea and a boatman rowing the sampan, the horn of a dark amber tone with traces of cinnabar lacquer. 13cm (5in) long

Footnotes

  • 十七/十八世紀 犀角雕赤壁泛舟擺件

    Provenance:
    An important European private collection, and thence by descent

    Published and Illustrated:
    J.Chapman, The Art of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, London, 1999, pp.110-111, pl.106

    來源:
    重要歐洲私人收藏,後由家族繼承

    出版及著錄:
    J.Chapman,《中國犀角雕刻藝術》,倫敦,1999年,頁110-111,圖106

    Most rhinoceros horn carvings are made into cups and vessels, and very rarely are they carved as works of art made for other purposes or simply to be admired. This playful piece of carving masterfully captures the naturalistic postures and facial expressions of the five figures, delightfully conveying a sense of dynamism and liveliness emanating from the figures even as they are carved sitting still within the boat.

    The subject matter commemorates the work of the renowned poet Su Shi (1037-1101) and his most celebrated poem 'Ode to the Red Cliffs', which refers to the visits to the scenic site of the Red Cliffs by Su Shi with his companions Huang Tingjian and the monk Foyin. This image of the poet travelling in a boat with his companions was very popular during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and was frequently used as decoration on various media including porcelain, jade and rhinoceros horn. However, whilst other depictions of episodes from the 'Ode to the Red Cliffs' are known in rhinoceros horn carvings, these are found only as relief decoration on libation cups and not in the round as the present lot; see J.Chapman, ibid., pp.210-212, pls.289-291; and T.Fok, Connoisseurship of Rhinoceros Horn Carving in China, Hong Kong, 1999, nos.130 and 132-133, and 137.

    No other similar examples appear to have been published; compare however related rhinoceros horn carvings of Zhang Qian in a boat, late Ming dynasty, in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, Hong Kong, 2002, nos.118-120 and 122; and see another related example, 17th/18th century, which was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 November 2011, lot 2913.

    此舟以犀角雕成。舟上圍坐著蘇東坡,其左邊為黃庭堅,右邊為佛印和尚,三人邊品茶香,邊昂首觀賞遠處景色。船尾有一家僕煮茗,旁邊有一艄公搖槳。船上桌案上茶杯、飯碗、筷子羅列。三人嘴角微微上揚,神情輕鬆自在。此作品造型小巧精細,採用浮雕、透雕、圓雕等工藝,人物神態及體態逼真生動,充滿活力,匠心獨運,饒有佳趣。此外,犀角多數被雕製成杯子及其他器皿,甚少被雕刻成用以觀賞的陳設器或其他用途的作品,本拍品實屬難得一見的珍品。

    此作品所雕畫的是北宋著名詩人蘇軾(1037-1101)所著《赤壁賦》中其與黃庭堅、佛印和尚泛舟遊赤壁的情景。「蘇東坡夜遊赤壁」在明清兩代是雕刻藝術家常用之題材,亦常見於以其他材料製成的作品上,包括瓷器、玉器、犀角杯等。雖為犀角雕常見題材,但傳世品中只有見過以浮雕手法雕製成的犀角杯,從未見於類似於本拍品的圓雕作品上,相關例子可參考J.Chapman,《中國犀角雕刻藝術》,倫敦,1999年,頁210-212,圖289-291;亦參看霍滿堂著,《中國犀角雕刻珍賞》,香港,1999年,圖130,132-133及137。

    同一題材的犀角圓雕作品目前僅此一例。其他題材之圓雕作品可參考北京故宮博物館藏清宮舊藏幾件明晚期犀角雕仙人乘槎杯,見《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:竹木牙角雕刻》,香港,2002年,圖118-120及122。亦參考香港佳士得售一件十七/十八世紀的例子,2011年11月30日,拍品編號2913。
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