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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3243

    A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND PALANQUIN VASE

    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A FAMILLE ROSE YELLOW-GROUND PALANQUIN VASE
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The raised panel on the baluster vase is inscribed with a calligraphic poem by Qianlong reserved on a yellow ground embellished with floral motifs in famille rose, the neck is decorated with a pink formal band and flanked by a pair of iron-red and gilt-decorated archaistic handles. The interior and base are covered in turquoise enamel, and the reverse has apertures for attachment.
    7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm.) high


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    The poem inscribed on the present palanquin vase was written by the Qianlong Emperor in 1742, and it states that the vase was used in an imperial palanquin. Compare to a famille rose blue-ground wall vase from the collection of Sr Percival David, Bt., illustrated in the Illustrated Catalogue of Qing Enamelled Wares in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art: Section 2, London, 1991, Catalogue, no. A808.