• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1894

    A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, HU

    Price Realised  

    A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, HU
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Of broad baluster shape, well painted in vivid cobalt-blue tones with the eight Buddhist emblems, bajixiang, above two registers of lotus blooms, each centered with a Shou roundel, borne on scrolling leafy vines, the shoulders set with a pair of taotie mask handles integral to the body, with a further lotus scroll around the waisted neck above stylised floral sprays, upright lappets around the base and waves around the spreading foot and flaring mouth
    19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm.) high, stand


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    A number of vases of this shape and pattern are published: one illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Part II, Hong Kong, 1987, col. pl. 58; one included in the Min Chiu Society Silver Jubilee Exhibition, Anthology of Chinese Art, 1985-86, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 185; an example illustrated by A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, London, 1984, p. 202, fig. 1; and another included in the exhibition, Qing Imperial Porcelain, Nanjing Museum and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1995, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 44.

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