A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE
A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE
A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE
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THE LARSON YONGZHENG VASETHE PROPERTY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY
A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

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A FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE BLUE AND WHITE ‘FRUIT AND FLOWER SPRAY’ VASE

YONGZHENG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1723-1735)

The vase is robustly potted with a compressed globular body rising from a splayed foot to a slightly waisted neck beneath a flared mouth. The body is exquisitely painted in delicate shades of cobalt blue with six fruit and flower sprays, comprising camellia flowers, fruiting and flowering pomegranate and peach, and vines of melon, below a band of lotus lappets around the shoulder and crashing waves around the foot. The neck is decorated with a broad band of lotus scroll, between rows of scrolling florettes, trefoils and ruyi-heads.
22 1/2 in. (57 cm.) high

Provenance
Frans August Larson (1870-1957), a Swedish missionary, diplomat and businessman who resided in Northern China and Mongolia from 1893 to 1939, and thence by descent within the family

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