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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 737

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOON FLASK

    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOON FLASK
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The flattened body molded on each side with a peach-form panel painted in fifteenth-century style with two bats in flight around a fruiting peach branch, surrounded by lotus meander above a narrow band of classic scroll on the flared, rectangular foot, with a band of lingzhi scroll on the narrow sides repeated below the everted rim, the lotus scroll and trefoil bands on the neck interrupted by the ruyi-form handles
    9¾ in. (25 cm.) high


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    Two Qianlong-marked moonflasks with the same decoration and of comparable size were sold in these rooms, 30 March 2005, lots 365 and 366.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 20-21 May 1987, lot 442.
    Christie's, Hong Kong, 30 October 1995, lot 665. Christie's, Hong Kong, 2 November 1999, lot 603.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection