A RARE COPPER-RED DECORATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ VASE, MEIPING
A RARE COPPER-RED DECORATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ VASE, MEIPING
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A RARE COPPER-RED DECORATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ VASE, MEIPING

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

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A RARE COPPER-RED DECORATED ‘DRAGON AND PHOENIX’ VASE, MEIPING
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
The high-shouldered vase is painted in underglaze red of brilliant raspberry tone with a dragon and phoenix in flight amidst a peony scroll, their eyes picked out in underglaze blue, below bands of conjoined ruyi-heads, classic scroll and trefoil scroll around the neck, and above a band of upright petal lappets above the foot.
13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high, box
Provenance
Sold at Christie’s Paris, 11 June 2008, lot 110

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Lot Essay

It is rare to find a copper-red decorated vessel with the ‘dragon and phoenix’ design and fired with such a vibrant and even tone. The ‘dragon and phoenix’ design is more often found on doucai vases of this period, such as a larger meiping with cover (43.6 cm. high) dated to the Qianlong period, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum,Porcelains in Polychrome and Contrasting Colours, Hong Kong, 1999, p.259, no. 237.

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