15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN UNUSUAL SMALL WHITE-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED ZHI-FORM VASE
PROBABLY QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)
The bulbous lower body raised on a spreading foot and molded in relief with archaistic designs, with two pairs of birds with long tails and entwined crests reserved on a leiwen ground below a narrow band of dragons and a band of upright blades on the trumpet-shaped neck
3¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high
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Compare the identical vase illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. 3, Geneva, 1972, no. A 417, where it is called probably Qianlong.
Ralph M. Chait Collection, New York, no. 7793.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN