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    Sale 2389

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1761

    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE DECORATED OCTAGONAL WATERPOT

    Price Realised  

    A RARE FAMILLE ROSE AND GRISAILLE DECORATED OCTAGONAL WATERPOT
    YONGZHENG PERIOD (1723-1735)

    Each side delicately painted en grisaille with a different landscape scene, including a snow scene, all within moulded borders below formalised foliate sprays in famille rose enamels reserved on a yellow-ground on the very slightly domed shoulder, with a foliate diaper band encircling the shallow waisted neck, the interior of the neck, the eight bracket feet and the base applied with turquoise enamel
    3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) wide


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    No other waterpot of this facetted shape appears to have been published. This rare, elegant shape and unusual combination of grisaille and famille rose decoration usually seen on medallion-decorated graviata-ground bowls, make for a very rare decorative combination.

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