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    Sale 7720

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    12 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 161

    A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANHU

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE AND RARE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK, BIANHU
    18TH CENTURY
    Of compressed spherical shape on a short oval base and with short cylindrical neck flanked by trefoil handles, the body freely painted in linear strokes and washes of pale cobalt tones in 15th Century style with composite lotus, peony and chrysanthemum scrolls, the neck with a lotus meander below classic scroll around the rim
    18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN