A rare famille rose blue-ground vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Lot 110
A rare famille rose blue-ground vase Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Sold for £240,800 (US$ 376,125) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare famille rose blue-ground vase
Jiaqing seal mark and of the period
Of archaistic cong form flanked by a pair of elephant handles, the tall rectangular body surmounted by a flared neck and supported on a short straight foot, brilliantly enamelled in delicate tones of red, pink, yellow, green, brown and white with two panels of landscape scenes, one of cranes amidst lotus, the other of birds amidst flowering branches, and two panels enclosing five-column inscriptions and two iron-red seals, all reserved on a rich blue ground decorated with bats soaring amidst lotus flowers borne on meandering lotus scroll, all below a narrow collar of lappets at the rim and above a keyfret border at the foot, the rim and outlines gilded, the six-character Jiaqing seal mark inscribed in iron-red on the turquoise-glazed base (small chips and hairline crack to rim),
27.5cm. (10 3/4in.) high

Footnotes

  • Jiaqing famille rose vases of this archaistic cong form with elephant handles are rare, but a pair of turquoise-ground vases was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 November 2004, lot 1171. The current vase differs from those in having panels on all four sides, enclosing delicately enamelled landscape scenes and inscriptions. The two inscribed panels of poems, one with two seals of the Qianlong Emperor, match those on another Qianlong reign-marked famille rose vase with panels reserved on a gold ground, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treaures of the Palace Museum, Vol.39, Hong Kong, 1999, pl. 137.
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