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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 247


    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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    MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
    The slender body well carved and pierced with a central band of peacocks amidst peony scroll, between a band of petal lappets below and a band of foliate scroll above, all in pale turquoise, yellow and cream in contrast to the dark bluish-purple ground
    11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high

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    Reticulated fahua meiping of this type are quite rare, especially with the unusual peacock and peony decoration of the present vase. Two fahua meiping of similar shape, both carved in openwork with a scene of figures in a landscape, are published. One by J. Harrison-Hall, Ming Ceramics in the British Museum, London, 2001, pp. 413-4, no. 13:9; the other in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, Musée Guimet, Paris, Tokyo/New York/San Francisco, 1981, pl. 75.

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    Parke Bernet Galleries, New York.