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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1686

    A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING

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    A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, MEIPING
    QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    The vase is potted with a broad shoulder and waisted neck, the exterior painted in deep shades of blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', with six fruit and flower-sprays in two registers, comprising lychee, peach, pomegranate, peony, prunus and lotus, above a band of stiff leaves at the foot, and ten petal panels below the neck painted with four floral sprays, the glaze has a soft blue tinge and stops at the foot revealing the pale body
    12 7/8 in. (32.8 cm.) high, box


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    Previously sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29 April, 1992, lot 126.

    A number of these tall, high-shouldered vases are published, one formerly from the Edward T. Chow Collection, was sold Sotheby's Hong Kong, 19 May 1981, lot 546; a vase from the Eugene O. Perkins Collection, sold at Sotheby's New York Rooms, 2 June 1989, lot 90; and a pair from the T. Y. Chao Collection, exhibited at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1978, Catalogue, no. 79, one of this pair of vases is now in the S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, and is illustrated in Blue and White Porcelains in the Collection of Tianminlou Foundation, p.222, no.94.
    The inspiration for this shape and pattern originates from examples produced during the early Ming period, cf. a 15th century meiping in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ming Dyansty, Book II (part I), pl.1.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTOR