19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 122,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000
A FINE BLUE AND WHITE BOTTLE VASE
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted in Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling', the globular body with a broad band of composite foliate scroll above a band of petal lappets and repeated on the shoulder above a band of pendent trefoils, with a band of key fret encircling the base of the neck which is encircled by upright leaves and a further band of trefoils pendent below a border of froth-capped waves, the slightly spreading pedestal foot encircled by a band of undulating, leafy meander
15 in. (38 cm.) high, box
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A similar Qianlong-marked bottle vase of comparable size (14 5/8 in. high) was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 28 November 2005, lot 1394.
Acquired by the grandfather of the present owners, Whampoa, Guangdong, circa 1890 - 1920s, thence by descent within the family.