19 March 2008,
Price realised USD 145,000
USD 40,000 - USD 60,000
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
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See a similar Qianlong-marked jar sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 29 May 2007, lot 1461.
Sir Harry Garner, in Oriental Blue and White, London, 1977, col. pl. 2, illustrates a Xuande example with a similarly painted lotus scroll.
Grabhorn Collection, San Francisco.
Bruce Rodgers, San Francisco, 1961.
John Yeon Collection, Portland, Oregon.
PROPERTY FROM A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION
Find out more about Chinese decorative techniques, and how and why glazes evolved via crackles, ’tear marks’ and blushes
Robert M. Mowry, Senior Consultant at Christie’s in New York, discusses four Song dynasty vessels that represent ‘the ultimate achievement in their techniques’
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Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France