17 Jun 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)
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。
STRAITS CHINESE PINK BASE PEONY GLOBULAR TEAPOT
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 defectEstimate: RM4,500 – 6,500Reserve Price: RM3,800
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.
No visible material defects, only slight wear, commensurate with its age and utilitarian usage.
Estimate: RM18,000 – 25,000
Reserve Price: RM15,000
EXTREMELY RARE STRAITS CHINESE NYONYA PINK GROUND GARLIC-HEAD-SHAPED VASE
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.
Very good. No material defects identified. Commensurate with age. Matching cover
Estimate：RM35,000 – 45,000
Reserve Price: RM25,000
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