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    Sale 2269

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Jades from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

    19 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 592

    A RARE CARVED THREE-COLOR LACQUER QUADRILOBED BALUSTER VASE

    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

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    A RARE CARVED THREE-COLOR LACQUER QUADRILOBED BALUSTER VASE
    QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
    Each lobe of the body finely carved through the red and green layers to the yellow-ochre ground with a scene of immortals accompanied by attendants carrying auspicious objects including peaches and lingzhi fungus, all within panels separated by peony scroll, repeated above, below and on the waisted foot, the neck encircled by a band of upright archaistic leaf tips above a narrow band of petal lappets, with bands of key fret at the rims
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high, stand and box


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    Compare a very similar, though slightly larger (31.9 cm. high) example, also carved with figures and attendants in landscapes, illustrated in Masterpieces of Chinese Carved Lacquer Ware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1971, no. 32.