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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING

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A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE PEAR-SHAPED VASE, YUHUCHUNPING
qianlong seal mark and of the period

Painted in vivid blue tones with plantain and bamboo beside rockwork on a terrace above a band of ruyi-lappets, the waisted flaring neck with bands of trefoils, scrolling foliage and stiff leaves and a band of half-lotus-heads on the foot, shallow foot chip
11½in. (29cm.) high

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Cf. the similar vase in the National Palace Museum, Taibei, illustrated in Blue and White Ware of the Ch'ing Dynasty, Book II, pl.12; and in the Museum's Special Exhibition of K'ang-hsi, Yung-cheng and Ch'ien-lung Porcelain, 1986, Catalogue, no.72.
A similar vase was sold in our Hong Kong Rooms, 22 and 23 March 1993, lot 801
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