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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE

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A FINE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE HEXAGONAL VASE QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD Each facet of the hu-form body painted in fifteenth century style imitating 'heaping and piling' with a scrolling, leafy stem bearing one large and five subsidiary blossoms on one side and four on the reverse, issuing from a foliate ruyi band below, with similar foliate sprays on the neck below a wide band of froth-capped waves interruped by a pair of tubular handles, with detached foliate sprays, similar to those on the foot, above and a band of keyfret at the rim, all within double line borders--17 3/4 in. (45cm.) high

Lot Essay

For what appears to be an almost identical blue and white vase, photographed in situ in the Shenyang Palace Museum, Liaoning province, see Imperial Life in the Qing Dynasty: Treasures from the Shenyang Palce Museum, China, col. pl. p. 38. Also compare a similar vase with Qianlong mark in the National Palace Museum, included in the Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain, 1986, Catalogue no. 68, as well as one illustrated in Blue and White Ceramics of the World, vol. 3, pl. 68, and another identical vase sold Sotheby's London, December 3, 1974, lot 471

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