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    Sale 2130

    Chinese Export Porcelain

    21 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 11

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE

    TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE BEAKER VASE
    TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CIRCA 1640
    Painted with peony and bamboo growing amidst pierced rocks, two birds in flight above, the lightly molded middle register decorated with a lotus plant, a branch of finger citron and another rock above a band of pendant leaf tips, with a brown dressing on the mouth rim
    17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high


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    Compare the beaker vase of similar form and painted in a similar style bearing an inscription which includes a date corresponding to 1640, included in the Hong Kong O.C.S. exhibition, Transitional Wares and Their Forerunners, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 29 January - 29 March 1981, p. 89, no. 65.