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AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED-DECORATED PALE BLUE-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED-DECORATED PALE BLUE-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)

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AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND RED-DECORATED PALE BLUE-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
One side painted with a fruiting peach tree, the other side with a fruiting Buddha's Hand citron tree, with lingzhi fungus growing at the base of each tree trunk, and with two bats in flight on the neck below the flared mouth, covered overall, including the base, with a glaze of sky-blue color
11 in. (28 cm.) high
Provenance
European private collection.

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The technique seen on the current vase, using blue and red under a pale blue glaze, appears to be quite rare. However, a similar technique can be seen on a large (57 cm.) Qianlong-period tianqiuping decorated with blue, red and green under a pale blue glaze, in the Nanjing Museum, included in the exhibition Qing Imperial Porcelain of the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong Reigns, 1995, no. 80.

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