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    Sale 12555

    The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

    1 June 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 3320

    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX AND CRANES' VASE

    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

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    A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'PHOENIX AND CRANES' VASE
    JIAJING SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)
    The vase is finely potted with a slightly compressed globular body and applied to both sides of the neck with lion-mask loop handles hanging loose rings. The body is painted in attractive vibrant tones of cobalt blue with alternating pairs of phoenix and cranes, flying amidst wispy clouds. The neck is decorated with the trigram below a band of interlinking ruyi and demi-florettes.
    6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) high, box


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    A nearly identical example from the Qing Court Collection is in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (II), The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 96, no. 89 (fig. 1).