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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 459

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

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

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    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The well-potted body painted in inky tones of blue with a continuous frieze of bamboo, plantain trees and ornamental rockwork in a fenced garden, set between decorative borders above and below, and with detached demi-lotus on the spreading foot
    11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm.) high


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    A similarly decorated Qianlong-marked example is illustrated in Porcelain of The National Palace Museum: Blue-and-White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, Taipei, 1968, pl. 12. See, also, two other Qianlong-marked examples of this type, sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 November 2007, lot 1690, and 29 May 2007, lot 1468.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 20 March 1976, lot 174.