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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1752

    A FINE AND RARE IRON-RED AND GILT DECORATED ROULEAU VASE

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    A FINE AND RARE IRON-RED AND GILT DECORATED ROULEAU VASE
    KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    The cylindrical body deftly painted in iron-red and black enamels with three large finely detailed carp reserved on a powder-blue ground, amongst further gilt smaller carp, crabs, prawns and aquatic plants, the shoulder with four flower heads framed in quatrefoil panels reserved on a diaper border, the neck with formal shou characters flanked by wan emblems, all framed by formal borders
    17 1/8 in. (43.5 cm.) high, Japanese wood box


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    A very similar rouleau vase in the Baur collection is illustrated by John Ayers, Chinese Ceramics in the Baur Collection, volume 2, Geneva, 1999, pl. 131; another rouleau vase is also illustrated by John Ayers in Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tokyo, 1990, pl. 193. A related rouleau vase in the Musée Guimet is illustrated by J.J. Marquet de Vasselot and M.J. Ballot, Musée du Louvre: La Ceramique Chinoise-II, Paris, 1922, pl. 26.

    A baluster vase of related decoration in the Meiyintang collection is included in The Chinese Porcelain Company catalogue, A Dealer's Record, 1985-2000, p. 125; and another from the Morgan collection is illustrated by S. Marchant & Son, Recent Acquistitions, 2003, fig. 37.

    Provenance

    Kumasaku Tomita