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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 565

    A BLUE AND WHITE EWER AND COVER, HE

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A BLUE AND WHITE EWER AND COVER, HE
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The ewer with globular body raised on four tapering columnar supports painted with lingzhi scroll and painted around the sides with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang), six positioned above lotus sprigs on two sides, the wheel shown below the diagonally set spout and the lotus underneath the curved handle, with further lingzhi scroll on the neck above a band of key fret, both repeated on the domed cover surrounding an arched handle and tiny vent hole
    8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high


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    A Qianlong-marked covered he of this pattern is illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Part I, Hong Kong, 1987, pl. 64. See several other examples, one in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Wares, 1986, no. 71; one from the Tianjin Art Museum, included in the exhibition Imperial China. The Living Past, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1992, no. 94; and one from Norbulingka, Lhasa, exhibited at the Palace Museum, Beijing, Gems of China's Cultural Relics, 1992, no. 46.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.