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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 765

    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK

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

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    A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MOONFLASK
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Each slightly convex side is moulded with a peach-shaped panel that is decorated in the fifteenth century style with two bats in flight around fruiting peach branches, and is surrounded by flower scroll meander, while the narrow sides are decorated with lingzhi scroll interrupted by the bottom terminal of the arched ruyi sceptre handles.
    9 ½ in. (24 cm.) high


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    Similar Qianlong-marked vases are illustrated in The Exhibition of Chinese Ceramics of Eight Dynasties, National Museum of History, Taiwan, 1987, p. 65; by Yutaka Mino and J. Robinson, Beauty and Tranquility: The Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1983, pl. 116; and in the Exhibition of Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, Hong Kong, 1973, no. 66. A similar vase was sold at Christie's, New York, 13-14 September 2012, lot 1450.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN