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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 469

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

    XIANFENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1851-1861)

    Price Realised  

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
    XIANFENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1851-1861)
    Painted in varying shades of blue around the body with bamboo and plantain trees growing beside ornamental rockwork in a terraced garden, the neck with classic scroll between leaf-shaped lappets and pendent ruyi heads, the lower body with a border of lotus petals above the slightly flared foot encircled by demi-florets
    11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high, box


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    A similar, but slightly smaller (28.5 cm.) Xianfeng-marked vase, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - III - Blue and White Porcelain with Underglaze Red, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 167, no. 153. See, also, the Xianfeng-marked example sold in our London rooms, 12 July 2005, lot 171.

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