• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 418

    AN UNUSUAL SMALL WHITE-GLAZED RELIEF-DECORATED ZHI-FORM VASE

    PROBABLY QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait Collection, New York, no. 7793.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN