• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 296

    A PAIR OF RARE SIX-LOBED BLUE AND WHITE 'MELON' JARS

    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF RARE SIX-LOBED BLUE AND WHITE 'MELON' JARS
    YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARKS AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-35)
    Of lobed ovoid form with short everted lipped rims, each lobe decorated with melons growing on leafy stalks and tendrils, between double lines to the neck and foot rim, the short recessed foot conforming to the shape of the vase
    4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high (2)


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    Compare a similar but slightly smaller example from The Wang Xing Lou Collection, illustrated in Imperial Perfection, The Palace Porcelain of Three Chinese Emperors, Selection From The Wang Xing Lou Collection, p. 44 & 45

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the provenance for this lot should read:

    Purchased from Spink & son Ltd., London, 19 March 1996.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY