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AN IMPERIAL AND VERY RARE YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'NINE DRAGONS' HAT STAND
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AN IMPERIAL AND VERY RARE YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'NINE DRAGONS' HAT STAND

DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN GILT AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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AN IMPERIAL AND VERY RARE YELLOW-GROUND FAMILLE ROSE 'NINE DRAGONS' HAT STAND
DAOGUANG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN GILT AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The finely enamelled hat stand is decorated to the top with reticulated roundels enclosing pink stylised bats, set against a lemon-yellow ground with nine five-clawed dragons amidst clouds and flames. The mid-section is shaped as an archaistic vase with a lotus-form mouth supporting the top section, with the exterior enamelled with bats and lotus sprays. The lower bell-form section has further lotus scrolls, with four blue archaistic dragon-form supports, all raised on a foliate gilt-decorated base with ruyi-form feet.
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Previously in a private UK collection, purchased from a country house sale in 1953.
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Lot Essay

Compare this to a Qianlong mark and period famille rose rotating hat stand-shaped perfumier decorated with dragons and clouds in the collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei, illustrated in A Special Exhibition of Incense Burners and Perfumers Throughout the Dynasties, Taipei, 1994, p. 267, pl. 121. Also see a Qianlong mark and period red-glazed and gilt-decorated porcelain hat rest in imitation of red lacquer ware, illustrated in The Prime Cultural Relics Collected by Shenyang Imperial Palace Museum: The Chinaware Volume - The Second Part, Shenyang, 2008, pp. 188-189.

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