A rare blue and white 'deer' lantern vase
Finely painted in underglaze blue depicting a large gnarled pine tree in the form of a stylised 'shou' character, with a doe and spotted dear on one side, and a pair of cranes on the other, all amidst rockwork, grass and lingzhi fungus, with five bats (wu fu) in flight above, the neck with four parallel bands, depicting cranes amid clouds, fruiting peach branches, bats amid clouds, and ruyi head motifs, the foot with a further band of peach branches above a trefoil design.
37.9cm (15in) high.
- Estimate should read: HK$320,000-350,000
Chinese Works of Art
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