30 March 2005
Property from the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund*
TWO MONOCHROME VASES
One a copper-red-glazed meiping, covered with a glaze of soft crushed strawberry color thinning to a paler tone on the lower body and flared foot and ending at the edge of the thick, white-glazed mouth rim, base unglazed; the other a lavender-blue-glazed bottle vase, bearing traces of gilt decoration including a dragon, a buddhistic lion and a mythical beast below a chrysanthemum and diaper band on the bulbous body, and foliate scroll on the tall neck
10½ and 17¼ in. (26.6 and 43.8 cm.) high (2)
Bottle vase: Morgan Collection, no. 1305.
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Bottle vase: Catalogue of The Morgan Collection of Chinese Porcelains, New York, 1911, vol. II, p. 78, pl. 64
Compare the lavender blue-glazed bottle vase in the Charles B. Hoyt Collection, illustrated in The Charles B. Hoyt Collection, Memorial Exhibition, February 13 - March 30, 1952, p. 111, no. 443.
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