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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 224

    A MAGNIFICENT IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE 'DEER' VASE, HU

    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)

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    A MAGNIFICENT IMPERIAL FAMILLE ROSE 'DEER' VASE, HU
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Of archaistic bronze shape with a broad pear-shaped body on a splayed ring foot, flanked by a pair of stylised dragon handles in iron-red highlighted in gilt, masterly painted in vivid enamels with a continuous riverscape inhabited by a herd of deer, comprising bucks, does and their young with reddish-brown fur, spotted hide and dappled white coats, grazing, gambolling and resting beside gnarled pine trees, lush vegetation and splendid rock formations, the interior glazed turquoise below the gilt mouth rim
    17¾ in. (45 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    The Earls Cowper, Panshanger, Hertfordshire, and by descent


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is sold as viewed, not as illustrated