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The Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part VIII  
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 26 May 2014: Lot 1047 

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Treasury 6, no. 1449 (‘Jiangnan Idyll’)

Beige stoneware slip on brown stoneware; with a flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flat foot rim, with a recessed, slightly convex circular panel on each main side; one painted with a man seated fishing to the right of an open waterside pavilion, to the left of which a tree grows from a rounded rise, an odd hill with foliage dots on the far side of the water, the sun or moon painted at the top of the circle just left of centre, the other with a butterfly flying from the left into the picture, where bamboo grows about a cluster of rocks; the interior unglazed
Slip Master, Yixing, 1780–1830
Height: 6.22 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.59/1.3 cm
Stopper: tourmaline; glass collar

Gerd Lester

Kleiner 1995, no. 240
Chen Tao 2002, p. 24, no. 37
Treasury 6, no. 1449

The bamboo introduces another range of subject matter for the Slip Master. Several of his bottles combine typical landscape scenes (featuring his signature seated figures and the haze of slip dots he uses to depict foliage, whether in the foreground or the distance) with either bamboo or other floral motifs (usually with rocks and an occasional flying butterfly or bat).

For other examples from the Slip Master, see the commentary to this bottle in Treasury 6.


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