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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 600

    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)

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    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.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION


    Exhibited

    Baltimore, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Born of Earth and Fire, Chinese Ceramics from the Scheinman Collection, 9 September - 8 November 1992, no. 87.