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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC-HEAD VASE
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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC-HEAD VASE

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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE GARLIC-HEAD VASE
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

The pear-shaped body painted in rich blue tones with the 'three abundances', peach, pomegranate and persimmon alternating with their corresponding flowers on leafy branches issuing from lingzhi fungus above a band of lotus panels and cresting waves at the splayed foot, the shoulder with six lotus panels enclosing double-tiered flame motifs above a raised rib, key pattern and pendent ruyi-head bands, the bulbous head with a continuous camellia scroll below a key-pattern border
11 in. (28 cm.) high, box

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Cf. a similar Qianlong vase in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Blue-and-White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, pl. 5; one illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S.C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, no. 61; and another example included in the Exhibition of Ming and Ch'ing Porcelain from the Collection of the T.Y. Chao Family Foundation, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1978, Catalogue no. 91.
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