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    Sale 1957

    Chinese Export Art

    23 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 5

    A BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE

    TRANSITIONAL PERIOD

    Price Realised  

    A BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE
    TRANSITIONAL PERIOD
    The flared neck painted with the Daoist immortals and a young male attendant gathering below a pine tree while Shoulao gazes on from above, seated on a crane in flight, all below a fourteen-character poetic inscription alluding to the scene followed by the two characters, zhu jing (respectful blessing), in the midsection sprays of peach, plum, and finger citron above pendant leaf tips around the base
    18½ in. (46.9 cm.) high


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    A similar vase, also with calligraphic inscription and dated to the 17th century, was sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 20 March 1976, lot 123. See also the vase of this type of slightly more flared form dated to the Chongzhen period illustrated in Yuan and Ming Blue and White Ware from Jiangxi, Jiangxi Provincial Museum and The Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong, 2002, no. 121.