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拍賣筆記 vol.4 龍泉杯33.02萬,定窯碟11.4萬,蘇富比仇焱之專場宋瓷入門甄選 - Laying down the road for Song Ceramics.





This selection introduces four standard pieces of Song porcelain in this auction, valued at less than $100,000, which are both elegant in taste and suitable for introduction to Song ceramics. From the Song people's elegant life into, these four pieces of collection are:

An exquisite blue and white glazed incense burner, a pair of small dishes from the Ding kiln of the Northern Song dynasty in the form of glazes and flower mouths, a blue and white glazed tea bowl with lotus petals from Longquan kiln, and a small lidded box in the form of a bamboo joint with flowers in blue and white glazes.

Song porcelain is a comprehensive category, the selection and identification of quality has become a collector's exclusive pleasure and privilege. In the colorful, North-South inclusive Song dynasty wares, finding one's own interest does not require huge spending to be realized.

1. miniature qingbai incense burner, Yuan dynasty

元 青白釉幾何紋沖天耳三足小爐

h 7.5cm

Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD

成交價: 95250 港元


2. a pair of Dingyao lobed saucer dishes, Northern Song dynasty

北宋 定窰白釉葵式小盤一對



60,000 - 80,000 HKD

成交價: 11.43萬港元


3. A Longquan celadon 'lotus' bowl, Southern Song dynasty

南宋 龍泉青釉蓮瓣斗笠盌



60,000 - 80,000 HKD



4. A small qingbai 'floral' lobed box and cover, Song dynasty

宋 青白釉堆花卉紋竹節花式小蓋盒


Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 HKD

成交價:30480 港元


仇焱之(1910-1980 年),目光敏銳,品味獨到,攻鑑藏,兼買賣,享負盛名,在藝壇影響深遠,足跡不可抹滅。仇氏十三歲時赴上海隨備受尊崇的古董商朱鶴亭學藝,其藝術之旅自此緣起。他亦曾經向丹麥藏家 Jacob Melchior 學習,迅速練就一雙慧眼,年約二十已累積少量收藏。

仇焱之為中國藝術界戰後重要人物,於滬港兩地經商,人脈廣闊,曾輔助許多頂尖中國藝術藏家,包括大維德爵士(Sir Percival David,1892-1964年)、尤莫弗普勒斯(George Eumorfopoulos,1863-1939年)、芭芭拉.赫頓(Barbara Hutton,1912-1979年)、瑞典國王古斯塔夫六世.阿道夫(Gustaf VI Adolf,1882-1973年)、胡惠春(1910-1993年)及安宅英一(1901-1994年),結成金石之交,助建寶蓄。



Edward T. Chow (1910-1980), one of the most renowned collectors in the realm of Chinese ceramics, left an indelible mark on the world of art with his astute taste anchored in rarity, quality, and impeccable preservation. Chow's journey into the world of Chinese art began when he was just 13 years old and sent to Shanghai for studies under the guidance of the esteemed dealer Zhu Heting. Also mentored by the Danish collector Jacob Melchior, Chow rapidly cultivated a discerning eye, amassing a small collection by the age of 20.

A significant figure in the postwar Chinese art scene, Chow navigated both the realms of a collector and a dealer with finesse. His early training and mentorship laid the foundation for a remarkable network of prominent collectors. This illustrious list includes Sir Percival David (1892-1964), George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939), Barbara Hutton (1912-1979), King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (1882-1973), J.M. Hu (1910-1993), and Ataka Eiichi (1901-1994).

After more than two decades of diligent study and dedication, Chow mounted his first exhibition in 1946 under the name Kangxizhai (The Hall for Disciplined Learning), which showcased mostly Ming porcelain. The exhibition saw resounding success, cementing his place in the discourse of Chinese art. In 1949, Chow relocated from Shanghai to Hong Kong, residing in Happy Valley before retiring in Geneva in 1967.

However, his legacy was far from retirement; in 1980-81 the record-breaking auctions of Chow's legendary collection marked the inception of Sotheby's Hong Kong's famed single-owner sales. A few years later, in 1988, more than 8,000 treasured pieces from the collection were exhibited in Geneva. The Edward T. Chow Collection continues to this very day to be one of the most coveted provenances in the realm of Chinese art.

This season, Sotheby’s is delighted to showcase a group of exquisite Chinese ceramics, mostly monochromes, acquired from Edward T. Chow by an important European collector in the 1960s. Notably, the Leshantang Collection also features porcelain pieces that were once treasured by Chow. These are further complimented by a small selection of paintings from his personal collection, carefully preserved by his family.


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