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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE, COPPER-RED AND CELADON-GLAZED CARVED BEAKER VASE

    KANGXI (1662-1722)

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    AN UNDERGLAZE-BLUE, COPPER-RED AND CELADON-GLAZED CARVED BEAKER VASE
    KANGXI (1662-1722)
    The neck and lower register carved with pavilions nestled amidst pale celadon rocks and pine trees with copper-red trunks on the shores of a lake or river, with mountains in the distance, the rounded mid-section decorated with two chilong separated by sprigs of lingzhi fungus
    17¾ in. (43.8 cm.) high, fitted box


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    J. M. Hu (1910-1993) was a well-known collector of Chinese ceramics, and one of the founders of Min Chiu Society in Hong Kong. Born in Shanghai, he was once appointed a director in the Ceramics Department of the Palace Museum in 1945. Part of his collection is now housed in the Shanghai Museum.

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    Provenance

    J.M. Hu