• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1380

    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE, IRON RED AND GILT-DECORATED BOTTLE VASE

    18TH/19TH CENTURY

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    A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE, IRON RED AND GILT-DECORATED BOTTLE VASE
    18TH/19TH CENTURY
    Painted in underglaze blue around the body with stylized fu and shou characters within chi dragon roundels, surrounded by ascending and descending winged chilong and lotus sprigs painted in iron red, between lotus lappets below and ruyi heads and crashing waves above, the slender neck painted with conjoined chilong interspersed with iron-red florets beneath gilt and iron red shou characters and further borders of ruyi heads and waves, the rim covered in a brown wash
    15¾ in. (40 cm.) high


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