19 March 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 82,600
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
A VERY RARE BLUE AND WHITE GLOBULAR VASE
YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE WITHIN A DOUBLE CIRCLE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)
Finely painted in deep tones of underglaze blue with a dense overall pattern formed by two continuous, undulating vines rising from the shallow foot ring, each sinuous, branching tendril bearing small, scrolling leaves and terminating either in a lotus blossom or bud, all between double and single line borders
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high
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A Yongzheng-marked vase of this rare shape, but painted with sprigs of fruit, from the Riesco Collection, is illustrated by Garner, Oriental Blue and White, London, 1977, pl. 75.
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION
Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Born of Earth and Fire, Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection, 9 September - 8 November 1992, no. 87.