19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 145,000
Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
A RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with a dense allover design of lotus scroll below a band of overlapping petal tips on the short, slightly tapering neck
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high
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See a similar Qianlong-marked jar sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29 May 2007, lot 1461.
Sir Harry Garner, in Oriental Blue and White, London, 1977, col. pl. 2, illustrates a Xuande example with a similarly painted lotus scroll.
Grabhorn Collection, San Francisco.
Bruce Rodgers, San Francisco, 1961.
John Yeon Collection, Portland, Oregon.
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