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A RARE PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED CHRYSANTHEMUM PETAL-MOLDED WINEPOT AND COVER

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A RARE PEACHBLOOM-GLAZED CHRYSANTHEMUM PETAL-MOLDED WINEPOT AND COVER
INSCRIBED YONGZHENG FOUR CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD

Of compressed form, molded with chrysanthemum petals radiating towards the middle of the body from the short foliate mouth rim and the foot, with a loop handle and short spout, a pierced stem finial rising from the flat cover molded as a flowerhead, as is the concave base centered by a brown-washed roundel inscribed with the nianhao, covered overall with a finely mottled glaze of soft strawberry tone thinning in areas to expose the pale blue glaze beneath, which is repeated on the interior, remains of eight spur marks on underside of the foot rim--7 1/2 in. (19cm.) wide
Provenance
The J.M. Hu Family Collection, Sotheby's New York, June 4, 1985, lot 21

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An identical example in the Palace Museum Collection is illustrated in Qing Dai Taoci Daquan, Taipei, 1986, p. 174 (top). For a painted enamel version see the Min Chiu Society Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition Catalogue, November, 1990-February, 1991, pl. 228

Compare, also, a blue-glazed version of this winepot and cover, with Yongzheng six character seal mark in underglaze blue reserved on white, sold in these rooms, November 9-10, 1981, lot 166
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