13 November 2001
A MASSIVE INSCRIBED AND DATED BLUE AND WHITE BALUSTER VASE
With cyclical date corresponding to 1721 and of the period
Painted on one side with an extensive mountainous riverscape, a pavilion within a fortified wall on the rocky banks of a river down which three figures on a boat sails, amongst tall craggy mountains in the foreground and background, the other side of the jar with a long twenty-line inscription, all below a band of ruyi-heads at the short neck, short neck crack and rim restored
26¾ in. (68 cm.) high
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Included in the inscription is the cyclical date xin chou year.
A similar jar is illustrated by Anthony du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, 1984, p.195, fig.9, which was sold in these Rooms, 19 April 1983, lot 337.
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