19 March 2008
PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
A RARE LARGE BLUE AND WHITE OVOID JAR
QIANLONG SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
Painted in rich tones of underglaze blue with a dense allover design of lotus scroll below a band of overlapping petal tips on the short, slightly tapering neck
15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high
Grabhorn Collection, San Francisco.
Bruce Rodgers, San Francisco, 1961.
John Yeon Collection, Portland, Oregon.
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