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A RARE FAMILLE ROSE BALUSTER VASE
IRON-RED XIANFENG SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

Finely enamelled on the broad body with two clusters of flowering chrysanthemum, peony and magnolia, above bands of key-pattern and formal scrolling flowers reserved on a violet-blue-ground at the foot, the flared neck similarly decorated with formal scrolling foliage, pendent tassels and auspicious characters, and with scroll handles at either side
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
Provenance
The Jarras Collection, previously sold in these Rooms, 8 October 1990, lot 331.

Lot Essay

Compare the Daoguang-marked vase, of similar design but with a taller neck, decorated with formal floral scrolls on a red ground instead of a blue, illustrated in Chugoku Toji Zenshu, vol. 21; another vase, of similar type but decorated with Immortals around the body, is illustrated by Geng Baochang, Mingqing Ciqi Jianding Qingdai Bufen, p. 152, in the section of Xianfeng wares.

(US$23,000-28,000)

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