The eternal bat peach-shaped olive bottle worth tens of millions is actually used as a lamp holder.
Yongzheng pastel porcelain is exquisite and high-quality. It is unique in the Qing Dynasty porcelain and has attracted much attention. It has always been the darling of collectors at home and abroad.
Before 2002, the Qing dynasty pastel bat peach olive bottle has been circulated in the Ogden Rogers Reid family in the United States. According to Ogden, this treasure was discovered in his mother’s family’s New York mansion. He had seen it several times in his childhood, and he was amazed at its ingenuity and elegance, but never knew it had such high value.
At that time, Americans liked to drill a hole in the bottom of the vase and converted it into a lamp holder. This rare treasure was once used as a lamp holder and placed on the coffee table in the living room. To enhance its stability, the bottle has also been added. The back garden of his home is accompanied by the mud of dog dung for 40 years. Fortunately, there is no hole in the bottom of the porcelain bottle, otherwise the integrity will be greatly reduced and the value will plummet.
Life and confusing, and finally return to the embrace of the country
There are two ways to get into the Ogden Reid family: one is that his grandparents brought back from the United Kingdom before the 1920s; the other is that Ogilten was given to Song Meiling during the World War II. Ms. Helen, the mother of Reed. Both of these statements are derived from the Reed family and there is no definitive information to confirm. Until now, it is impossible to verify.
In 2002, the Qing dynasty pastel bat peach-shaped olive bottle appeared in the catalogue of Sotheby’s auction house in Hong Kong, which immediately aroused great interest in the market. Ms. Zhang Yongzhen, a Hong Kong collector, eventually won the bottle at a price of HK$41.5 million, setting a record for the porcelain auction in the Qing Dynasty and becoming a sensational art news at home. On February 14, 2004, Dr. Zhang Yongzhen donated the Qingzhengzheng pastel bat peach-shaped olive bottle to the Shanghai Museum.
“People can’t be slaves to money. As a woman, they should be responsible for the family. If they have the conditions, they should help their friends and contribute to the country and society. It is meaningful to have such a wonderful life and fulfillment.” Ms. Zhang Yongzhen Say.
Fushou long olive bottle
Jingdezhen kiln pastel bat peach olive bottle, now in the center of the ceramics hall on the second floor of the Shanghai Museum, is one of the most successful works in the Qing dynasty pastel kiln porcelain. This bottle is gargle, thin neck, long drum belly, and circled, named after the olive.
The olive bottle is popular in the Qing Dynasty. Its shape is full and graceful, the lines are smooth and rhythmic, light and flexible, yet stable, and it has the characteristics of plum bottle and jade pot spring. Minute. It is not clear that the olive bottle began to burn, but it is most common in the Yongzheng and Qianlong periods.
The bottle is glazed with pure white color, and the glaze layer is plump and radiant. It is decorated with pastel bat peach pattern. The peach branches are entwined with enthusiasm, and the branches are full of peaches. The result is eight pieces, and the branches are dotted with powder or white peach. The leaves are yin and yang to the back, the leaves are slender and soft, and the leaves are curled and twisted. The branches are interlaced and intertwined.
The leaves, branches and round peaches seem to be randomly combined, but they are unique in their originality. The dots, lines and faces are intertwined and intertwined. The picture is ingenious and intriguing. Two bats are decorated between the branches and leaves, and the wings are swept away. Under the backdrop of the green leaves, it is very interesting, and a scene of harvest and joy jumps into the eye. “Bat” is the homonym of “Fu”, while Peach is the symbol of “Shou”, which means “Fushou Shuangquan”. The Yongzheng Dynasty Wanshou Festival uses porcelain to paint the theme of the birthday, such as Fu, Hulu, Shoutao, Songhe, etc., so it is speculated that this bottle is for the emperor’s birthday.
The auspicious patterns that symbolize the beauty and auspiciousness are not only often used for the decoration of palace utensils, but also for the general public. The forms of auspicious meanings expressed by the people are relatively simple. The Samsung Gaozhao, which symbolizes “Fu, Lu, and Shou”, is often represented by the image of three gods or homophonic and symbolic patterns and words. “Fu” represents many sons and grandchildren, and everything is called the mind; “Lu” symbolizes the high officials and thick and thick; “Shou” means longevity and centenary; the above combination has achieved the ultimate happiness pursued by the civilian people.
For the royal family of Tianhuanggui, of course, there is no pursuit of high officials and thick, so only “Fushou” as the theme. In addition, the alternative “three-fruit” pattern was also widely circulated in the Qing Dynasty, that is, pomegranate, bergamot and shou peach appeared in the same artifacts at the same time, meaning multi-child, more blessing, and more life. Yongzheng used the bat instead of the bergamot to match the huge peach fruit and take the meaning of “Fushou”, which is an innovative move. The flying bats and the quietly blooming peaches and peaches are combined with each other, and their composition is more integrated and interesting. The picture tends to be more realistic in court painting.
Emperor Kangxi reigned for 61 years, and Emperor Yongzheng was able to inherit the throne until he was 45 years old. Naturally, he hoped to prolong life to extend the time of ruling the country. The bat peach pattern with the unique meaning of “Fu Shou Shuangquan” fits Yongzheng to happiness. Longevity, healthy and healthy appeals, so they won the favor, became the common pattern at the time and even the Qianlong Dynasty handicrafts, reflecting the realistic style of “the picture must be intentional, meaning must be auspicious”.