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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

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A FINE MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE VASE, YUHUCHUNPING QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEALMARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795) The globular body painted in vivid blue tones with plantain and bamboo growing beside rocks on grassy mounds within a balustraded garden, below bands of pendant ruyi, classic scrolls and upright leaves at the waisted neck, with lotus lappets and demi-florettes encircling the foot and base 11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) high, box

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Cf. similar yuhuchun vases with this design, one in the National Palace Museum, Taiwan, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, pl. 12, and included in the Museum's Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain, Taiwan, 1986, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 72; one illustrated in Chinese Porcelain, The S. C. Ko Tianminlou Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1987, pl. 62; one illustrated by Liu Liang-Yu, A Survey of Chinese Ceramics, vol. 5, p. 179; and another included in the Kau Chi Society exhibition, Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Hong Kong, 1981, illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 119.

This vase is inspired by early Ming examples, such as the underglaze-red-decorated vase in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Tokyo, 1981, vol. 13, pl. 78.

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