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    Sale 7621

    A Private English Collection of White Jade Carvings & Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    4 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 206

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK

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

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    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK
    UNDERGLAZE BLUE QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-95)
    Painted to each side in cobalt blue tones with eight radiating lotus petal-shaped panels enclosing the bajixiang around a central raised boss with a stylised flowerhead, divided by key-fret and lappet bands, all within a key-fret border, the flat sides with a wide band of leafy scroll issuing lotus blossoms, the neck and foot with bands of lingzhi scroll beneath a key-fret band to the rim, the cylindrical neck flanked by scroll handles
    18¾ in. (47.3 cm.) high


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    Compare the examples illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, vol. 15, Tokyo, 1983, no. 151; in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum, Blue and White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty vol. 2, Hong Kong, 1968, pl. 15; in Chinese Ceramics in The Idemitsu Collection, Japan, 1987; and in Qing Porcelain, M. Beurdeley and G. Raindre, Fribourg, 1987, pl. 154.

    Similar examples were sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 30 May 2006, lot 1239; 4 November 1996, lot 775; and 26 September 1989, lot 662; in our New York Rooms, 2 June 1989, lot 81 from the Eugene O. Perkins Collection of Qing Porcelain; and in these Rooms, 7 December 1992, lot 53; 7 June 1993, lot 84; and 6 December 1993, lot 118.

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