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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 458

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE OVOID VASE

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

    Price Realised  

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE OVOID VASE
    QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
    The ovoid body raised on a spreading foot encircled by a band of petal lappets, and molded with double bow-string borders enclosing bands of composite foliate and lotus scroll interrupted by a pair of molded dragon mask and ring handles, all above a band of wind-tossed waves on the lower body repeated in a border at the mouth rim above a band of upright leaf tips on the waisted neck
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high


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    A Qianlong-marked blue-and-white vase of this form and decoration was sold Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 30 October 2002, lot 282.

    Provenance

    Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 1975, lot 208.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN COLLECTION