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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 203

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC-HEAD BOTTLE VASE

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

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    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC-HEAD BOTTLE VASE
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Finely painted in early fifteenth century style with blossoming branches alternating with blossoming and fruiting branches of peach, pomegranate and gourd, between a band of upright petals below and ruyi and key-fret bands around the shoulder, the base of the neck with a band of scroll-filled petal-lappets, the bulbous mouth encircled by a band of chrysanthemum scroll, the spreading foot ringed by spume-flecked waves
    11¼ in. (28.6 cm.) high


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    Many Qianlong-marked examples of these vases have been published, including one in The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, vol. II, Hong Kong, 1987, p. 88, no. 61; and another by Geng Baocheng illustrated in, Ming Qing Ciqi Jianding, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 118, fig. 157.

    A very similar example sold in our New York Rooms, 19 September 2006, lot 308

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