4 November 1996
A MING-STYLE BLUE AND WHITE MEIPING
Painted in fifteenth century style in dark underglaze-blue with simulated 'heaping and piling', decorated on the body with three different flowering sprays above three different fruiting branches of lychee, peach and pomegranate, the high shoulder encircled by a band of lotus-petal lappets and the foot with a band of upright pointed leaves, the base polished and mark effaced (star crack to base)
12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) high, box
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Previously sold in Hong Kong, 18 May 1988, lot 197.
A Qianlong-marked vase of this pattern, from the Edward T. Chow Collection, is illustrated by Beurdely and Raindre, Qing Porcelain, pl. 153.
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