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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 610

    A LARGE WELL-PAINTED COPPER-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED FISH JAR

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE WELL-PAINTED COPPER-RED AND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE-DECORATED FISH JAR
    18TH CENTURY
    Spiritedly painted with five buddhistic lions playing with ribbon-tied brocade balls below a narrow band of diaper at the thick, rounded rim
    24¼ in. (61.6 cm.) diam., wood stand


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    A Qianlong-marked bottle vase similarly decorated with Buddhistic lions playing with be-ribboned balls painted in underglaze blue and copper-red is in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Underglaze Blue & Red, 1987, no. 126. Compare, also, the pair of Qianlong-marked vases with similar decoration illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, no. 101.

    Provenance

    Nuri Farhadi, New York, early 1980s.