26 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 86,500
Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000
A BLUE AND WHITE MING-STYLE PEAR-SHAPED GARLIC-MOUTH VASE
JIAQING SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1796-1820)
Finely painted in early fifteenth century style with blossoming branches alternating with blossoming and fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and gourd, between a band of upright petals below and ruyi and key-fret bands around the shoulder, the base of the neck with a band of scroll-filled petal lappets and the bulbous mouth encircled by a band of chrysanthemum scroll, the spreading foot ringed by spume-flecked waves
11 in. (28 cm.) high, box
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An identical Jiaqing-marked vase is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 36 - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red III, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 159, no. 145.
Christie's, New York, 19 September 2006, lot 308.