• Lot 110

    VASE EN PORCELAINE A DECOR ROUGE DE CUIVRE, MEIPING

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    VASE EN PORCELAINE A DECOR ROUGE DE CUIVRE, MEIPING
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, XVIIIEME SIECLE
    De forme élancée, décoré d'un grand dragon à cinq griffes au corps sinueux couvert d'écailles, accompagné d'un phénix aux ailes déployées, leurs yeux marqués d'un point bleu, tous deux évoluant parmi un entrelac de rinceaux feuillagés et pivoines, le pied rehaussé d'une frise de pétales, le col entouré de frises de ruyi et volutes ; la base percée et restaurée
    Hauteur: 34,2 cm. (13½ in.)


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    These 18th century vases are characteristic of the Qing court's fascination with, and admiration of, 15th century porcelains.
    It is decorated with the imperial symbols of a five-clawed dragon, symbol of the emperor, and a flying phoenix, symbol of the empress, circling among floral scrolls.
    Vessels painted predominantly in copper-red were done in a very small number only during the Qing period and this vase is especially nice for the deep tone of the red that has a dramatic effect on the design.
    No other similar example appears to be recorded although the 'dragon and phoenix' design with flower and scroll background can be found on doucai meiping such as the one illustrated in Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 1999, p.259, pl.237.
    The present vase also echoes the influence of blue and white meiping vases decorated in copper-red such as the one sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 10th april 2006, lot 1536 ; or copper-red meiping vases decorated with white dragons such as the one illustrated in Blue and White Porcelain in Underglazed Red (III) - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 2000, p.187, pl.171.
    See also a meiping vase decorated with chilong in very similar vibrant copper-red tone, sold in our New York Rooms, 19 September 2007, lot 404.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN UNDERGLAZE RED 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' VASE, MEIPING
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY